n.1.A female guardian.
I have placed a trusty, watchful guardianess.
- Beau. & Fl.
References in classic literature ?
There are visitors coming from London: my guardian, my guardianess, their daughter, my mother, and about a hundred more.
When Masque Fop is proudly produced, however, Niece Oldcraft subjects him to continual mockery and repeated rejections until Cunningame tricks him into marrying Mirabell, the niece of the Guardianess.