Definitions

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  • noun ecclesiastical A zelatrix (nun).

Etymologies

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Probably from or influenced by Italian.

Examples

  • I could not distinctly make out whether the Association was entirely devotional, or had an eye to good works; at least it is highly organised: the names of fourteen matrons and misses were filled in for each week of the month as associates, with one other, generally a married woman, at the top for zelatrice: the leader of the band.

    An Inland Voyage

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