a woman holding a position corresponding to that of a prior, sometimes ranking next below an abbess.
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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.
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,
Define prioress: a nun who is head of a religious house or order.
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 Prioress's Tale. A great city of Asia once contained, Amid the Christians in
majority, A Jewry that a local lord maintained 490 For venal lucre, foulest usury, ...