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Definitions of abbess:

part of speech: noun

The superior of a religious community of women.

part of speech: noun

A lady placed over a nunnery. Among persons living secluded from the world in religious houses, the males are called monks, and the females nuns. The residence of a monk is called a monastery, and that of a man a nunnery.

part of speech: noun

The head of a convent; the lady, or mother, superior.

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