Regular canoness
Canoness Can"on*ess, n. [Cf. LL. canonissa.] A woman who holds a canonry in a conventual chapter. [1913 Webster]

{Regular canoness}, one bound by the vow of poverty, and observing a strict rule of life.

{Secular canoness}, one allowed to hold private property, and bound only by vows of chastity and obedience so long as she chose to remain in the chapter. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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