a laywoman who is a governing officer in certain Protestant churches.
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How to use eldress in a sentence
She expressed as much to the Mother eldress, who smiled, and reminded her of the rule of obedience.Clara Maynard | W.H.G. Kingston
“You will now like to see the cells,” said the Mother eldress, as she led the way upstairs.Clara Maynard | W.H.G. Kingston
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.
eldress Abby bowed, but she looked weak and stricken and old.