- the head of a Christian religious community for women.
Origin of mother superior
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Historical Examples of mother superior
I have spoken to my kinswoman, the mother-superior of convent.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The words were few; the Mother-Superior's manner a little curt in speaking them.
The Mother-Superior started, for she also had had a strange dream.
He reined up now, saluting the Mother-Superior with marked respect.
The Mother-Superior shook her head, and the rosy Sister was silent.
- the head of a community of nuns