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Abbess

Abbess Meaning & Definition
Abbess Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Abbess?

[n] the superior of a group of nuns

Synonyms | Synonyms for Abbess: mother superior | prioress

Related Terms | Find terms related to Abbess: canoness | chatelaine | clergywoman | conventual | dame | dowager | first lady | goodwife | governess | great lady | homemaker | housewife | lady superior | madam | matriarch | matron | mistress | mother superior | novice | nun | postulant | prioress | religieuse | secular canoness | sister | superioress | the reverend mother

See Also | Bride | Bridget | Brigid | Heloise | Saint Bride | Saint Bridget | Saint Brigid | St Bride | St Bridget | St Brigid | superior

Abbess In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab"bess\ ([a^]b"b[e^]s), n. [OF. abaesse, abeesse, F. abbesse, L. abbatissa, fem. of abbas, abbatis, abbot. See {Abbot}.] A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks. See {Abbey}.

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