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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The lady superior of a nunnery.

Usage examples (31)
  • The abbess was a kind and caring woman.
  • In European history the abbess is a notable figure.
  • "Well, my daughter is a political abbess, that is all."
  • The abbess was a lady of the most noble birth, connected with the royal house of Orleans. for more
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