1889, Charles Brockden Brown, Arthur Mervyn.
She was my sister, my preceptress and friend; but she died--her end was violent, untimely, and criminal!
A female preceptor.
1896, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Madelon.
She had married late in life, having been previously a preceptress in a young ladies' school.
Origin of preceptress
- From preceptor +"Ž -ess