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Descriptor in English: Nuns
Descriptor in Spanish: Monjas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Freiras
Descriptor in 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
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
History Note: 2015
See also the descriptors: Religious Missions MeSH
DeCS UI: 55778
Descriptor UI: D065831
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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