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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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prioresspri‧or‧ess /ˈpraɪərɪs/ noun [countable]  RRCthe woman in charge of a priory
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prioressPraise be, the lady prioress had no light or candle there.Ah, yes, the lady prioress was also preparing herself.The lady prioress would deny the charge, and call in the sheriff or some local justice she has in her power.In the new order, however, the prioress was the superior of both houses.The prioress may have been a lady but she welcomed my rough embraces with groans and shrieks of pleasure.The prioress seemed to regard my master as her chief concern.The prioress, lips pursed tight, hurried out and we followed.
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