from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as imitatress.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An imitatress.

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  • noun A female imitator.


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  • "Societas Jesu Apostolorum imitatrix" (describing the heroic deeds and virtues of the Jesuits who laboured in all parts of the world with extraordinary success for the salvation of souls) were written in this spirit.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • Examples on the other side of discord none like, as our Saviour saith, he came therefore into the world to set father against son, &c. In imitation of whom the devil belike ([6484] nam superstitio irrepsit verae religionis imitatrix, superstition is still religion's ape, as in all other things, so in this) doth so combine and glue together his superstitious followers in love and affection, that they will live and die together: and what an innate hatred hath he still inspired to any other superstition opposite?

    Anatomy of Melancholy


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