Superioress

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Superioress (Eccl) A woman who acts as chief in a convent, abbey, or nunnery; a lady superior.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n superioress A woman who holds the chief authority in an abbey, nunnery, or similar institution: more properly called lady superior.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Superioress a female superior or chief in a convent, nunnery, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., comp. of superus, high—super, above.

Usage

In literature:

On receiving this letter the Superioress conferred not with flesh and blood, but sent for Mrs. Ginx.
"Ginx's Baby" by Edward Jenkins
So good Father Delette was summoned, and, after a talk with the Superioress, started post-haste for the capital.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 6" by Various
The library is common property, but no one may use or read any book save by permission of the superioress.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. XVII, No. 99, March, 1876" by Various
So good Father Delette was summoned, and, after a talk with the Superioress, started post-haste for the capital.
"Short Story Classics (American) Vol. 2" by Various
In time, I believe you will rise to be the superioress of a convent.
"A Lover in Homespun" by F. Clifford Smith
I am never the worse for a word with Mother Superioress.
"Grey Town" by Gerald Baldwin
I don't remember what we talked about, but we were in high good-humour with our young lady-superioress, and she seemed to like us.
"Willing to Die" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
I found the superioress a polite and clever woman, wholly free from prejudices.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. VI (of VI), "Spanish Passions" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
In 1806, a second was founded at Grenoble; that year the first general congregation elected her superioress-general.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
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