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canoness

[kan-uh-nis] /ˈkæn ə nɪs/
noun
1.
a member of a Christian community of women living under a rule but not under a vow.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; canon2 + -ess
Usage note
See -ess.
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canoness

/ˈkænənɪs/
noun
1.
(RC Church) a woman belonging to any one of several religious orders and living under a rule but not under a vow
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