Abbess

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An '''Abbess''' (feminine form of ''Abbot'') is the superior of a female [[monastic]] community.  She is appointed by a [[bishop]] and under his supervision exercises general authority over her community.
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An '''abbess''' (feminine form of ''abbot'') is the superior of a female [[monastic]] community.  She is appointed by a [[bishop]] and under his supervision exercises general authority over her community.
  
== See Also ==
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==See also==
 
*[[Abbot]]
 
*[[Abbot]]
  

Revision as of 17:06, February 7, 2009

An abbess (feminine form of abbot) is the superior of a female monastic community. She is appointed by a bishop and under his supervision exercises general authority over her community.

See also


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