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See definition of prioress on Dictionary.com
  • as inmother superior
  • as innun

synonyms for prioress

  • Holy Mother
  • abbess
  • ecclesiarch
  • lady superior
  • reverend mother
  • superior
  • superioress
  • sister
  • abbess
  • anchorite
  • postulant
  • vestal
  • canoness
  • mother superior
  • religious woman
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How to use prioress in a sentence

But I was refused even this last refuge; the prioress deciding that I had no vocation for the religious life.
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I engaged your prioress in my guilt by a criminal bribe with which I purchased the right of burying you.
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So, at the early age of four, she was sent to the Dominican convent, the prioress of which was her aunt.
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In 1466 he took on lease from the Prioress of St. Helen's certain tenements for a period of ninety-nine years, at a rent of 11 6s.
BYGONE LONDONFREDERICK ROSS
She is lively, affectionate, and amiable, but she affects dignity as a Prioress should.
LONDONWALTER BESANT
There is the Prioress, who has with her a nun for chaplain and three priests.
LONDONWALTER BESANT
Of seven nunneries in Norfolk and Suffolk, five lost their prioress as well as an unknown number of nuns.
A HISTORY OF EPIDEMICS IN BRITAIN (VOLUME I OF II)CHARLES CREIGHTON
"I did hear my master's horn, mother," cried Little John, when the Prioress had opened the wicket to them.
ROBIN HOODPAUL CRESWICK
The cellaress reported to the prioress, who settled the allowances and gave out the food.
WOMAN UNDER MONASTICISMLINA ECKENSTEIN
A detailed account is preserved of the formalities of the appointment of a prioress to the convent of St Radegunds at Cambridge.
WOMAN UNDER MONASTICISMLINA ECKENSTEIN
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WORDS RELATED TO PRIORESS

  • Holy Mother
  • abbess
  • ecclesiarch
  • lady superior
  • prioress
  • reverend mother
  • superior
  • superioress
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.