prioress

Derivation

  • Latin: priorissa, feminine of prior

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Superioress of a monastic community for women. Her office, in general, corresponds to that of prior in the same order of men.

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “prioress”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 October 2010. Web. 6 July 2015. <>