eldress

[ el-dris ]
/ ˈɛl drɪs /
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noun

a laywoman who is a governing officer in certain Protestant churches.

Nearby words

  1. eldon,
  2. eldorado,
  3. eldr,
  4. eldred,
  5. eldredge,
  6. eldridge,
  7. eldritch,
  8. elea,
  9. eleanor,
  10. eleanor of aquitaine

Origin of eldress

First recorded in 1630–40; elder1 + -ess

Usage note

See -ess.

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