"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.

Dictionary Stats for "abbess"

Position in dictionary: 255 of 111710 words.
Word Types: 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

Definition of abbess

See all english dictionary definitions, the word type, and other useful information for the word "abbess". The definition of the word "abbess" is pulled from the 1913 edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. The meaning of this word, and other stats related to "abbess", including the position in the dictionary, the number of words that contain, start and end with, and stats related to this word are also extracted from this dictionary version.