• WordNet 3.6
    • n prioress the superior of a group of nuns
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prioress A lady superior of a priory of nuns, and next in dignity to an abbess.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prioress A female prior, having charge of a religious house; a woman who is the coadjutor of and next in rank to an abbess.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. prioresse,


In literature:

I say, your Prioress never found us out, did she?
"A Popular Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
She was the first Prioress of the Benedictine Cell of Markyate, 1145.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Albans" by Thomas Perkins
Maria Renata, sub-prioress of a convent at Unterzell, proved to be a witch.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
Prioress, Chaucer's, 316, 321, 325.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
Only a few minutes had elapsed when the Prioress herself appeared.
"The King's Daughters" by Emily Sarah Holt
A few days after this, the Prioress of Kennington, Lord Marnell's sister, came in her litter to see her young sister-in-law.
"Mistress Margery" by Emily Sarah Holt
She is often spoken of as another Prioress.
"Shakespeare's Family" by Mrs. C. C. Stopes
In it we read how he visited his cousin, the Prioress of Kirklees Nunnery, for the purpose of being bled.
"The Dukeries" by R. Murray Gilchrist
My Lady Prioress was rather late last night in dismissing us.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
But she had a friend who was a prioress of a convent, and she advised her not to.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick

In news:

With Agave 's Kiss and Jamaican Smoke back for the Prioress, a similar tempo is quite possible.
SISTER ANNE SHEPARD (Prioress of Mount St Scholastica): In our monastery, sisters do not die alone.
Emma's Encore Wins Prioress for 'The Chief'.
Emma's Encore (left) closes with a rush to defeat Judy the Beauty in the Prioress Stakes.
Agave Kiss Looks for Redemption in Prioress .
Agave Kiss looks to return to winning in the Prioress .
Emma's Encore rallied late to win the Grade 1, $300,000 Prioress Stakes at Saratoga on August 4, 2012.
Emma's Encore rallies in Prioress .
Emma's Encore was sent off at 5-1 in Saturday's Grade 1, $300,000 Prioress Stakes at Saratoga despite handing 4-5 favorite Agave Kiss her first career loss when taking the Grade 3 Victory Ride Stakes on July 7 at Belmont Park.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter Her Smile 's breakout win in the grade I Prioress Stakes inspired Alan Porter to explore the history of the Domino branch of the Himyar line that exists today primarily through Include.
Her Smile Skims Rail, Wins Prioress.