Definition of Governess

Governess n. means: A female governor; a woman invested with authority to control and direct; especially, one intrusted with the care and instruction of children, -- usually in their homes.

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Governess n. means: A female governor; a woman invested with authority to control and direct; especially, one intrusted with the care and instruction of children, -- usually in their homes.

Meaning of Governess

Governess (n.) means: A female governor; a woman invested with authority to control and direct; especially, one intrusted with the care and instruction of children, -- usually in their homes.

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Governante (n.): A governess.

Rectoress (n.): A governess; a rectrix.

Rectrix (n.): A governess; a rectoress.

Instructress (n.): A woman who instructs; a preceptress; a governess.

Duenna (n.): Any old woman who is employed to guard a younger one; a governess.

Governess (n.): A female governor; a woman invested with authority to control and direct; especially, one intrusted with the care and instruction of children, -- usually in their homes.

Duenna (n.): An elderly lady holding a station between a governess and companion, and appointed to have charge over the younger ladies in a Spanish or a Portuguese family.

Abbess (n.): A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks. See Abbey.

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Meaning of Governante

Governante means: A governess.

Meaning of Rectoress

Rectoress means: A governess; a rectrix.

Meaning of Rectrix

Rectrix means: A governess; a rectoress.

Meaning of Instructress

Instructress means: A woman who instructs; a preceptress; a governess.

Meaning of Duenna

Duenna means: Any old woman who is employed to guard a younger one; a governess.

Meaning of Governess

Governess means: A female governor; a woman invested with authority to control and direct; especially, one intrusted with the care and instruction of children, -- usually in their homes.

Meaning of Duenna

Duenna means: An elderly lady holding a station between a governess and companion, and appointed to have charge over the younger ladies in a Spanish or a Portuguese family.

Meaning of Abbess

Abbess means: A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks. See Abbey.

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