woman who is the superior of a convent, woman who is in charge of a convent
head of a monastery
abbess was 16th to 19th century slang for the mistress of a brothel
Superior of a monastery or nunnery
\ab"bess\ (ăb"b&ebreve;s), n. [of. abaesse, abeesse, f. abbesse, l. abbatissa, fem. of abbas, abbatis, abbot. see abbot.] a female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks. see abbey.
In Christianity, an abbess (Latin abbatissa, feminine form of abbas, abbot) is the female superior of a community of nuns, which is often an abbey.
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1. the superior of a group of nuns
(synonym) mother superior, prioress
(hyponym) Bridget, Saint Bridget, St. Bridget, Brigid, Saint Brigid, St. Brigid, Bride, Saint Bride, St. Bride
For a young woman to dream that she sees an abbess, denotes that she will be compelled to perform distasteful tasks, and will submit to authority only after unsuccessful rebellion.
To dream of an abbess smiling and benignant, denotes you will be surrounded by true friends and pleasing prospects.
The superior of a group of nuns eg. she is now an abbess in an English Orthodox Monastery
the mistress of a brothel
A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks. See Abbey.
The lady superior of a nunnery.
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