Related formssub·pri·or·ess, noun
Examples from the Web for prioress
It seems to represent a bishop, since there are traces of a crosier, though some have taken it for a prioress.Somerset|G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
First came two monks, then six armed men of the Abbot's guard, then the Prioress and three of her nuns.The Lady Of Blossholme|H. Rider Haggard
At Sopwell the nuns more than once tried to elect their own prioress and seem to have found the Abbot somewhat high-handed.
Some of them stayed away unduly long when they happened to go out with the licence of the Prioress.
A nun, who had been Agnes's friend, hinted at atrocious vengeance taken by the prioress for Agnes's attempt to escape.