Definition of prioress:
clergy (part of speech: noun)
- "Hereward, The Last of the English", Charles Kingsley.
- "The Autobiography of Madame Guyon", Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon.
Especial care was to be had of the sick sisters; the prioress who did not provide for and comfort the sick was like the friends of Job: He sent them sickness for the good of their souls, and careless superiors risked the patience of their nuns.- "The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus", Teresa of Avila.