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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a religious community of women living under a common rule but not bound by vows.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A woman who holds a canonry in a conventual chapter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A woman who holds a canonry in a conventual chapter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Eccles., a member of a community of women living under a rule, but not obliged to make any vows or to renounce the world.

Etymologies

canon +‎ -ess. Compare Latin canonissa. (Wiktionary)

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