Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A female prelate.
  • n. The wife of a prelate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A woman who is a prelate; the wife of a prelate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female prelate.
  • n. The wife of a prelate.

Etymologies

prelate +‎ -ess (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But he was quite decided about Mr. Harding; and as Mr. Slope did not wish to have both the prelate and the prelatess against him, he did not at present see that he could do anything but yield.

    Barchester Towers

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