Synonyms for abbesses

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ab-is
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæb ɪs

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Définition of abbesses

Origin :
  • c.1300, abbese, from Old French abbesse, from Late Latin abbatissa, fem. of abbas (see abbot). Replaced earlier abbotess.
  • As in nun : noun woman in religious order
  • As in mother superior : noun head nun
  • As in prelate : noun priest
Example sentences :
  • I have already referred to one of the greatest of these abbesses, Hild of Whitby.
  • Extract from : « Early Double Monasteries » by Constance Stoney
  • Also, at Beaconsfield, the abbesses took part in the council.
  • Extract from : « History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III) » by Various
  • As such she is incarnate in the abbesses of several monasteries, particularly Samding on lake Yamdok.
  • Extract from : « Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) » by Charles Eliot
  • The nearest relatives of mighty sovereigns had dwelt as abbesses within its walls.
  • Extract from : « The Story Of My Life From Childhood To Manhood » by Georg Ebers
  • Her name is among the five abbesses who signed a charter granting church privileges at a Kentish Witanagemot.
  • Extract from : « Early Double Monasteries » by Constance Stoney
  • Thus the suppression of religious houses in England put an end to the representation of abbesses.
  • Extract from : « The College, the Market, and the Court » by Caroline H. Dall
  • King Edgar's charter to the Abbey of Crowland, in 961, was with consent of the nobles and abbesses who signed that charter.
  • Extract from : « The College, the Market, and the Court » by Caroline H. Dall
  • While they were more amenable to the clergy than were the monks, the abbesses were nevertheless tenacious of their privileges.
  • Extract from : « Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Burleigh James Bartlett
  • Abbesses though they might be, they were still the children who had played in their father's garden only a few weeks before.
  • Extract from : « The Red Book of Heroes » by Leonora Blanche Lang
  • Your abbesses and prioresses have all passed through my hands, and you need have no fear if I visit your virginity.
  • Extract from : « The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. III. (of V.) » by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre

Antonyms for abbesses

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