"governess" Definition

  1. n. A female governor; a woman invested with authority to control and direct; especially, one intrusted with the care and instruction of children, -- usually in their homes.

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Position in dictionary: 42840 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "governess": 1
Words that end with "governess": 1
Words that contain "governess": 1
Next words in dictionary: governing, government, governmental, governor, governor general, governorship, gowan, gowany, gowd, gowden
Previous words in dictionary: governed, governante, governance, governal, governail, governableness, governable, governability, govern, gove

English Dictionary Definition of governess

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