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Meaning of Portia

Por•tia

Pronunciation: (pôr'shu, -shē-u, pōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. the heroine of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, who, in one scene, disguises herself as a lawyer.
  2. a woman lawyer.
  3. a female given name.
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