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n.1.A woman who is the principal of a school; a female teacher.
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Vanstone's two charming daughters; I have become acquainted with an honored preceptress in Mr.
The young lady courtesied at the close of her speech, which was so sensible and well worded, and delivered with such grace and propriety, that everybody thought her fit to be preceptress of the best academy in the State.
Lady Feng and the 8ea tram Admonitions alan Imperial Preceptress to court ladies," attributed to Gu Kaizhi (b,345) (horizontal scroll, red seals.