Definition of superioress in English:

superioress

noun

  • 1The head of a convent or a female religious community; a Mother Superior.

  • 2"Superioress General". A superioress who leads the superioresses in an order.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Abraham Woodhead (1609–1678), Roman Catholic controversialist. From superior + -ess.

Pronunciation

superioress

/s(j)uːˌpɪərɪəˈrɛs//s(j)ʊˌpɪərɪəˈrɛs//s(j)uːˈpɪərɪərɪs/