From Late Latin muliebritās (“womanhood; womanliness”), from Latin muliēbris (“feminine, womanly”) + -tās (suffix forming nouns indicating a state of being); or from muliēbris + -ity; compare Middle French muliebrité. Muliēbris is derived from mulier (“woman; wife”) (from mollior (“softer; milder; weaker”), comparative form of mollis (“soft; mild, tender; weak”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mel- (“soft; tender; weak”)) + -brīs (noun suffix denoting a person).
muliebrity (countable and uncountable, plural muliebrities)
- (literary) The state or quality of being a woman; the features of a woman's nature; femininity, womanhood.
- (literary) The state of attainment of womanhood following maidenhood.
- (physiology) The state of puberty in a female.