French from Old French ma demoisellemamyMadamedemoiselleyoung lady (fromdamisele) (from Vulgar Latin dominicella) (diminutive of Latin dominaladyMadame)
Mademoiselle Bourienne flushed, and gave the princess a frightened look.
You are coming with us, mademoiselle, he said to Traci.
of Lorraine, duke of Guise, sold it to "Mademoiselle," Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans, duchesse de Montpensier, who made it over (1682) to the duke of Maine, bastard son of Louis XIV., as part of the price of the release of her lover Lauzun.
Mademoiselle de la Valliere held the position from 1662 to 1670; she was then ousted by Madame de Montespan, who had fiercely intrigued for it, and whose proud and ambitious temper offered a great contrast to her rival.
It was continued by Mademoiselle de Montpensier in the latter half of the 17th century, and restored by Louis Philippe who, in 1843 and 1845, received Queen Victoria within its walls.