vicaress

vicaress

(ˈvɪkərɪs)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a rank of nun
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) archaic a female vicar
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) formal a vicar's wife
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Mary Johnstone, vicaress of the Sinsinawa Dominicans in Wisconsin, said the messages were demanding.
In 1727 she was nominated by the archbishop as founder, vicaress and mistress of the female Capuchins in the new convent of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao at the district of Penha, in Braga, where she was conducted in procession with some pomp.