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Definition of Abbess

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woman who is the superior of a convent, woman who is in charge of a convent
head of a monastery
Abbess Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks. See Abbey.
  
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abbess
\ab"bess\ (ăb"b&ebreve;s), n. [of. abaesse, abeesse, f. abbesse, l. abbatissa, fem. of abbas, abbatis, abbot. see abbot.] a female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks. see abbey.

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The lady superior of a nunnery.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
ban-ab, máthairab
GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
The superior of a group of nuns eg. she is now an abbess in an English Orthodox Monastery
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
abbess was 16th to 19th century slang for the mistress of a brothel
Lexicon of Thieves' Cant
the mistress of a brothel
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the superior of a group of nuns
(synonym) mother superior, prioress
(hypernym) superior
(hyponym) Bridget, Saint Bridget, St. Bridget, Brigid, Saint Brigid, St. Brigid, Bride, Saint Bride, St. Bride
Abbess Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
For a young woman to dream that she sees an abbess, denotes that she will be compelled to perform distasteful tasks, and will submit to authority only after unsuccessful rebellion.

To dream of an abbess smiling and benignant, denotes you will be surrounded by true friends and pleasing prospects.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Medieval Glossary
Superior of a monastery or nunnery
Abbess Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
In Christianity, an abbess (Latin abbatissa, feminine form of abbas, abbot) is the female superior of a community of nuns, which is often an abbey.

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