a woman holding a position corresponding to that of a prior, sometimes ranking next below an abbess.
"The Prioress's Tale" (Middle English: The Prioresses Tale) follows The
Shipman's Tale in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. Because of
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Summary In her prologue, the Prioress offers a hymn of praise to the Virgin Mary.
She extols Mary, the mother of Jesus and the "whitest Lily-flower." This hymn.
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The term prioress is properly applied only to a superioress in a convent which
has the papal approbation and whose members make solemn profession, that is,
A nun in charge of a priory or ranking next below the abbess of an abbey. [Middle
English prioresse, from Old French, feminine of prior, a prior; see prior<sup>2</sup>.].
Define prioress: a nun who is head of a religious house or order—usage,
PRIORESS'S TALE. 1. THE PRIORESS AND HER TALE and. The Words of the
Host to Chaucer the Pilgrim. The Interruption of Chaucer's Tale of Sir Thopas.
Jan 23, 2002 ... The Middle English text is from Larry D. Benson., Gen. ed., The Riverside
Chaucer, Houghton-Mifflin Company; used with permission of the ...