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Abbess

Definition of the noun abbess

What does abbess mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abbesses

  1. the superior of a group of nuns

Alternative definition of the noun abbess

noun

  1. A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks.

Characters

  1. Abbess is a fictional character from the 2012 film Cloud Atlas.
  2. Abbess is a fictional character from the 2009 film Black Field.
  3. Abbess is a fictional character from the 1993 film Magnificat.

There are other characters with in their name, like Mother Abbess.

Miscellanea

Abbess: An abbess is the female superior of a community of nuns, often an abbey.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abbess

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Google previewIris Murdoch, Philosopher Meets Novelist (2011)

by Sofia de Melo Araújo, Fátima Vieira

The Abbess is a character that rarely appears in the scenes but, even...

Google previewThe Town and Country Magazine, Or Universal Repository of Knowledge, Instruction, and Entertainment (1769)

monelles, whose abbess is a princess of the empire.

The present abbess is the princess Charlotte, of Lorrain, fifter to prince Charles, governor-general of the Low- Countries, ...

Google previewVeiled Desires (2013)

Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film by Maureen Sabine

Maria's second, reluctant interview with the Mother Abbess is the most revealing scene in The Sound of Music, even though ...

Google previewGod’s Plan of Creation (2014)

Written for All God’s Children Who Want to Know and Are Not Afraid to Think by Robert N. Smith

How accurate was the scripture when it says the one that ascended is the self-same one that descended into the abbess John: 6-62. The abbess is the darkness of the physical elemental universe.

Google previewRomanism at Home ... By Kirwan (1852)

The abbess is a lady of rank, beauty, KIRWAN'B LETTERS. 157.

Google previewNotes on Rio de Janeiro, and the Southern Parts of Brazil (1820)

Taken During a Residence of Ten Years in that Country, from 1808 to 1818 by John Luccock

The Lady Abbess is a fine portly woman, about ...

Google previewA Geographical, Historical and Political Description of the Empire of Germany, Holland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Prussia, Italy, Sicily, Corsica and Sardinia (1800)

With a Gazetteer of Reference to the Principal Places in Those Countries by Jac. Gottlieb Isaak Boetticher, William Playfair

The abbess is the first in rank of the nobility of Holstein. A ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Sexual Language and Imagery in Shakespearean and Stuart Literature (2001)

Three Volume Set Volume I A-F Volume II G-P Volume III Q-Z by Gordon Williams

abbess proprietress of a nunnery (brothel). F&H examine possible lines of degeneration of the standard meaning, including 'the alleged illicit amours of Abelard and Heloise' and such festive roles as Abbot of Misrule. But the analogy between ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Catholicism (2006)

by Frank K. Flinn

An abbess (female) or abbot (male) is an experienced NUN or MONK who serves as a) the spiritual guide of beginners in the monastic life, whether eremitical or cenobitic; or b) who canonically serves as the religious superior of ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Catholicism (2012)

by William J. Collinge

ABBOT, ABBESS, ABBEY. (From Aramaic abba, “father.”) An abbot is superior of a monastic community in the Benedictine tradition and a few other orders. (The corresponding terms in the Eastern churches are hegurnen or archirnandrite.) ...

Google previewA Catholic Dictionary (1997)

by Rev. Fr. Donald Attwater

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Small photo of Statues of Saint Rupert - the founder of Nonnberg Abbey, and his niece Saint Erentrude - the first abbess of Nonnberg Abbey. Portal of the collegiate church of Nonnberg Abbey.Small photo of Medieval Abbess old illustration. By unidentified author, published on Magasin Pittoresque, Paris, 1840Small photo of BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - MARCH 13, 2017: Stained Glass in the Church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon in Brussels, Belgium, depicting a female saint, dressed as an abbessSmall photo of BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - MARCH 13, 2017: Stained Glass in the Church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon in Brussels, Belgium, depicting a female saint, dressed as an abbessSmall photo of Top view of the islands with a church and abbess in the sunshineSmall photo of Aerial view of the islands with a church and abbess in the sunshineSmall photo of Top view of the islands with a church and abbess More...

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Scrabble value of A1B3B3E1S1S1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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