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noun as in mother superior

noun as in nun

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But I was refused even this last refuge; the prioress deciding that I had no vocation for the religious life.

I engaged your prioress in my guilt by a criminal bribe with which I purchased the right of burying you.

So, at the early age of four, she was sent to the Dominican convent, the prioress of which was her aunt.

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.

She is lively, affectionate, and amiable, but she affects dignity as a Prioress should.


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On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prioress, such as: abbess, ecclesiarch, holy mother, lady superior, reverend mother, and superior.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.