All prioresses were not 'ful plesaunt and amiable of port', or stately in their manner.
The prioresses cut, fitted, and superintended the manufacture of the vestments of the sisters.
Nor was the sad business of deathbeds the only share taken by these prioresses in public life.
Your abbesses and prioresses have all passed through my hands, and you need have no fear if I visit your virginity.
The mens dwelling was under the rule of a prior, but three prioresses ruled conjointly in the womens house.
At the daily chapter held in the womens house the prioresses presided in turn, with a companion on either side.
It is well told, and has some remarkable points of agreement with the Prioresses Tale.