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prioress

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noun pri·or·ess \ˈprī-ə-rəs\

Simple Definition of prioress

  • : a nun who is head of a religious house or order

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of prioress

  1. :  a nun corresponding in rank to a prior

14th Century

First Known Use of prioress

14th century


PRIORESS Defined for Kids

prioress

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noun pri·or·ess \ˈprī-ə-rəs\

Definition of prioress for Students

plural

prioresses

  1. :  a nun who is head of a religious house




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