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Descriptor English: Nuns
Descriptor Spanish: Monjas
Descriptor Portuguese: Freiras
Descriptor French: Religieuses
Entry term(s): Abbess
Abbesses
Nun
Prioress
Prioresses
Religious Sister
Religious Sisters
Sister, Religious
Sisters, Religious
Tree number(s): M01.526.799.875
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D065831
Scope note: Members of a religious community of women typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
Previous Indexing: Religion or specifics (1963-2014)
Public MeSH Note: 2015
History Note: 2015
Related: Religious Missions MeSH
DeCS ID: 55778
Unique ID: D065831
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Date Established: 2015/01/01
Date of Entry: 2014/06/26
Revision Date: 2014/06/25
Nuns - Preferred
Concept UI M0591272
Scope note Members of a religious community of women typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
Preferred term Nuns
Entry term(s) Nun
Religious Sister
Religious Sisters
Sister, Religious
Sisters, Religious
Prioress - Narrower
Concept UI M0592637
Scope note A woman who is head of a house of certain orders of nuns, and who is next in rank below an abbess.
Preferred term Prioress
Entry term(s) Prioresses
Abbess - Narrower
Concept UI M0592636
Scope note A woman who is head of an abbey or convent of nuns.
Preferred term Abbess
Entry term(s) Abbesses



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