Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female preceptor or teacher.
- n. obsolete A female preceptor, or provider of moral instruction
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A woman who is the principal of a school; a female teacher.
- From preceptor + -ess (Wiktionary)
“And a very great proof that the prince is good is when his people are good, because the prince's life is law and preceptress to his subjects, and upon his behaviour all the others must needs depend ....”
“He studied with the Christian Brothers, Benedictines and Marists, as well as with his preceptress, Professor María Teresa Angulo, from Madrid.”
“She was not a rigorous old moralist, nor, perhaps, a very wholesome preceptress for youth.”
“You, brother, who have so much sagacity, will discern that this disproportionate preference argues an ill-regulated mind; but she is fortunate in her preceptress.”
“Thus was I then to lose my faithful preceptress, as did the”
“But, although her preceptress practised these arts with a dexterity then only known in foreign convents, the pupil proved so incorrigibly idle and awkward, that the task of needlework was at length given up, and lessons of music substituted in their stead.”
““Neither does our excellent preceptress approve of puns,” said Clara.”
“He kissed his child, and saluted her young preceptress with formal courtesy.”
“They actually try to encore one of her characters — an old north-country lady; modeled on that honored preceptress in the late”
“With Princess Salammbo as his guide and preceptress.”
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