canoness

noun
can·on·ess | \ ˈka-nə-nəs \

Definition of canoness 

1 : a woman living in community under a religious rule but not under a perpetual vow

2 : a member of a Roman Catholic congregation of women corresponding to canons regular

First Known Use of canoness

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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