Definition of Eldresses
1. eldress [n] - See also: eldress
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eldresses
Literary usage of Eldresses
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Shakers of Ohio: Fugitive Papers Concerning the Shakers of Ohio, with by John Patterson MacLean (1907)
"The Mill Family had twelve members, of which Curtis Cramer and Watson Andrews were elders and Lydia Cramer and Temperance Devan eldresses. ..."
2. A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America, and Other Parts of by David Benedict (1813)
"... eldresses, deaconesses, and weekly communion. The nature and design of all the above enumerated rites and offices will be easily comprehended, ..."
3. Autobiography of a Shaker: And Revelation of the Apocalypse ; with an Appendix by Frederick William Evans (1888)
"At the end of the meal all, at a signal from the elders and eldresses, kneel again, and thereafter pass quietly out in two files, but inverse order from ..."
4. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1826)
"Among other observations, we took occasion to enquire, whether the practice of the elders and eldresses (of the sect of the Moravians) in selecting a ..."
5. Gunethics: Or, The Ethical Status of Woman by W. Kennedy Brown (1887)
"At Titus 2 : 3, 4 the women are also mentioned both as eldresses and the younger, and Paul directs Titus to warn the eldresses to become clear of their ..."
6. Shakerism Unmasked, Or, The History of the Shakers by William J. Haskett (1828)
"eeed to the Elders and eldresses, who reconcile the parties. In this manner harmony and peace is ... Elders heading the males; the eldresses the fe-- ..."