a woman who speaks for God or a deity, or by divine inspiration.
a woman who foretells future events.
a woman who is aspokesperson of some doctrine, cause, or movement.
the wife or female companion of a prophet.

1250–1300; Middle English prophetesse < Old French < Late Latin prophētissa. See prophet, -ess

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prophet (ˈprɒfɪt)
1.  a person who supposedly speaks by divine inspiration, esp one through whom a divinity expresses his willRelated: vatic
2.  a person who predicts the future: a prophet of doom
3.  a spokesman for a movement, doctrine, etc
4.  Christian Science
 a.  a seer in spiritual matters
 b.  the vanishing of material sense to give way to the conscious facts of spiritual truth
Related: vatic
[C13: from Old French prophète, from Latin prophēta, from Greek prophētēs one who declares the divine will, from pro-² + phanai to speak]
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Example sentences
She might, in one of her phases, have been a prophetess.
The prophetess was not likely to suffer for it either.
Through her words and deeds, she has acted as a prophetess trumpeting the vital
  role of intercultural awareness.
The prophetess proved to be mistaken in a single detail merely: except for
  that, her foresight was accurate.
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