Associations to the word «Abbess»

Wiktionary

ABBESS, noun. 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. [First attested around 1150 to 1350]

Dictionary definition

ABBESS, noun. The superior of a group of nuns.

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke