correctress

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

correct +‎ -ress

Noun[edit]

correctress (plural correctresses, masculine correcter)

  1. A woman or girl who corrects; a female correcter; a correctrix.
    • 1889, The Rule of Saint Augustine and the constitutions of the Sisters of Penance of the Third Order of Saint Dominic, forming the Congregation of the Most Holy Rosary of the United States of America (Mother-House and Novitiate), page 82
      In order the better to acquit herself of her Office, the Correctress should look over beforehand what has to be read.