The Prioress's Tale follows The Shipman's Tale in Geoffrey Chaucer's The
Canterbury Tales. Because of fragmentation of the manuscripts, it is impossible to
Prioress definition, a woman holding a position corresponding to that of a prior,
sometimes ranking next below an abbess. See more.
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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>.].
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,
Define prioress: a nun who is head of a religious house or order—prioress in a
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.
The Prioress would have been the head nun of a priory or assistant head over an
abbey, perhaps like Bolton Abbey, a twelfth-century building that was ...
There was also a nun, a PRIORESS,. Who, in her smiling, modest was and coy;.
120, Her greatest oath was but "By Saint Eloy!" And she was called Madam ...
Mother Olivia Frances Arnold was named Prioress of Regina Laudis by our newly
-elected abbess, Mother Abbess Lucia in February 2015. Beverly Arnold was ...