Entry from British & World English dictionary
A woman who took religious vows or a vow of chastity.
- Her chapter concerning the library of the London vowess Margery de Nerford also discusses the events surrounding de Nerford's wardship, forced marriage, ensuing divorce, and legal battles.
- The Vowess in a blue dress with white hood is kneeling before the Bishop.
- Vowesses were often widows but not always.
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