Preceptress meaning

prēseptris
1889, Charles Brockden Brown, Arthur Mervyn.

She was my sister, my preceptress and friend; but she died--her end was violent, untimely, and criminal!

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A female preceptor.
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1896, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Madelon.

She had married late in life, having been previously a preceptress in a young ladies' school.

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