Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A governess; a rectrix.
  • n. The wife of a rector.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A governess; a rectrix.
  • n. The wife of a rector.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female rector or ruler; a governess.
  • n. A rector's wife.
  • n. Also rectrix.

Etymologies

rector +‎ -ess (Wiktionary)

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