Canoness



a member of a Christian community of women living under a rule but not under a vow.
Historical Examples

The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine Heinrich Heine
The Iron Pincers Eugne Sue
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The World’s Greatest Books, Vol VII Various
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete Madame du Hausset, an “Unknown English Girl” and the Princess Lamballe
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The False Chevalier William Douw Lighthall
Lola Montez Edmund B. d’Auvergne

noun
(RC Church) a woman belonging to any one of several religious orders and living under a rule but not under a vow

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