- a laywoman who is a governing officer in certain Protestant churches.
Origin of eldress
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Examples from the Web for eldress
"It's getting late, Eldress," one of them said, and glanced at the clock.
In January, when the Eldress fell ill, Athalia was especially useful.
"Eldress asked me to bring your mail down to you, Brother Lewis," she said.
Oh, Eldress Abby, they've come back to me all day, those words.
The voice of Eldress Abby pursued Hetty in her flight like the voice in a dream.