English edit

Etymology edit

vicar +‎ -ess

Noun edit

vicaress (plural vicaresses)

  1. A sister lower in order than an abbess or mother superior in a nunnery or convent.
  2. A female representative.
  3. The wife of a parish vicar.
    • 1905, Warwick Deeping, chapter XXV, in The Slanderers[1], Harper and Brothers:
      Champagne had quickened her tongue, whereas the vicaress began to wax somnolent with a pleasant sense of satiety. She responded in monosyllables to Mrs. Marjoy's dithyrambics on morals.

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References edit

  • Found in the Oxford English Dictionary