Canoness meaning

kănə-nĭs
A member of a religious community of women living under a common rule and bound by vows of obedience, chastity, and in some cases poverty.
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A woman religious following a rule similar to that of a canon regular.
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(dated) A woman who holds a canonry in a conventual chapter.
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Origin of canoness

  • canon +‎ -ess. Compare Latin canonissa.

    From Wiktionary