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governess


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Governess  \Gov"ern*ess\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  governeresse  See 
  {Governor}.] 
  A  female  governor;  a  woman  invested  with  authority  to  control 
  and  direct;  especially,  one  intrusted  with  the  care  and 
  instruction  of  children,  --  usually  in  their  homes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  governess 
  n  :  a  woman  entrusted  with  the  care  and  supervision  of  a  child 
  (especially  in  a  private  home) 




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