persecutrix

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persecutrix (plural persecutrices)

  1. (rare) A female persecutor.
    • 1868, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, A Lost Name
      ...and Madame de la Perriere — cruel to me when I was a little thing, a child, at her school, is my persecutrix still.
    • 1861, Ellis Cornelia Knight, Autobiography of Miss Cornelia Knight
      She is the grand-daughter of poor Caroline Matilda, and he the grandson of her persecutrix, the Dowager Queen.