Prioress Definition

prīər-ĭs
noun
A woman who heads a priory of nuns.
Webster's New World
In an abbey of nuns, the woman in charge next below the abbess.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Prioress

Noun

Singular:
prioress
Plural:
prioresses

Origin of Prioress

  • Middle English prioresse from Old French feminine of prior a prior prior2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • prior +"Ž -ess

    From Wiktionary

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