Prioress

• (n.) A lady superior of a priory of nuns, and next in dignity to an abbess.
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Prioress

Pri'or·ess noun [ Old French prioresse .] A lady superior of a priory of nuns, and next in dignity to an abbess.
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prioress

prioress 1. A nun in charge of a priory or ranking next below the abbess of an abbey. 2. A religious house governed by a prior or prioress, often dependent upon an abbey.
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