A widow's title derived from her husband becomes the dowager,.g.It is thus a less formal alternative to the full title giving the specific rank, of marchioness, countess, viscountess or baroness, whether as the title of the husband's rank by right or courtesy, or as the lady's title in her own right.Public toilets are often distinguished by signs showing simply "Ladies" or "Gentlemen".

Lady Marion Fraser, LT, with the post nominal LG or LT respectively, and this is preserved if the lady marries.A bright lady, surpassingly fair.Portrait of, augusta, Lady Gregory, considered in her day to embody the classical attributes of a lady.

Mr John and Lady Jane Smith.Female members of the Order of the Garter and Order of the Thistle also receive the prefix of "Lady here that title is prefixed to the given and family name of the lady,.g.