Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A woman who holds the chief authority in an abbey, nunnery, or similar institution: more properly called lady superior.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Eccl.) A woman who acts as chief in a convent, abbey, or nunnery; a lady superior.

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  • noun A mother superior.

Etymologies

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superior +‎ -ess

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