Meaning of ABBESS in English


ab ‧ bess /ˈæbəs, ˈæbɪs, ˈæbes/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1200-1300 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: abbesse , from Late Latin abbatissa , from abbas ; ⇨ ↑ abbot ]

a woman who is in charge of a ↑ convent (=a place where a group of ↑ nun s live)

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