canoness definition

  • noun:
    • an associate of a religious community of females residing under a standard rule although not limited by vows.
    • a female just who keeps a canonry in a conventual chapter.
    • a lady who keeps a canonry in a conventual chapter.
    • Eccles., a part of a residential district of women residing under a rule, however obliged to help make any vows or to renounce society.
    • an associate of a religious community of females residing under a standard rule but not limited by vows.
    • a lady who holds a canonry in a conventual section.
    • a lady who keeps a canonry in a conventual part.
    • Eccles., a member of a residential area of females living under a rule, although not obliged to help make any vows or even renounce the whole world.

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