"abbess" Definition

  1. n. 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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Position in dictionary: 255 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "abbess": 1
Words that end with "abbess": 1
Words that contain "abbess": 1
Next words in dictionary: abbey, abbeys, abbot, abbotship, abbreviate
Previous words in dictionary: abbe, abbatical, abbatial, abbacy, abbacies

English Dictionary Definition of abbess

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