- a woman who is an instructor; teacher; tutor.
- a woman who is the head of a school.
Origin of preceptress
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Examples from the Web for preceptress
"There is not the need that you should render yourself his preceptress," he said, with his deadly smile.The Strolling Saint
She addresses her preceptress as mother and the other women as sisters.
The Preceptress of the National College was the leading scientist of the country.
It developed upon the Preceptress to break the news to the afflicted mother.
I pledged myself to abide by any request the Preceptress might make of me.