From Old French madame, from ma "˜my' + dame "˜lady', from post-classical Latin mea domina.
Middle English madamefrom Old French ma dameMadame
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Madam Sentence Examples
Archbishop Blackburne, when asked by Queen Caroline whether he was still alive, answered, "He is not dead, madam, but buried."
His version of the old Greek stories entitled The Heroes, and Water-babies and Madam How and Lady Why, in which he deals with popular natural history, take high rank among books for children.
As they approached, Barlaymont had been heard to say to Margaret, " What, Madam, is your Highness afraid of these beggars (gueux) ?
On pretence of conferring with him on important business of state, Mansur induced him, in spite of the warnings of his best general, Abu Nasr, to come to Madam (Ctesiphon), and in the most perfidious manner caused him to be murdered by his guards.
In England the duchess, who was commonly spoken of as Madam East, was supposed to be an agent of the pope, who had indeed exerted himself to secure her consent.