(Law) The guardian of a minor.
An elderly woman who has charge of the girls and young unmarried women of a Spanish or Portuguese family
A person, traditionally a woman, employed to take care of a child.
(Mormonism) The second highest office in the Aaronic priesthood, held by priesthood holders of at least the age of 14.
(Law) One who is legally responsible for the care and management of the person or property of an incompetent or minor.
Find another word for governess. In this page you can discover 16 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for governess, like: tutor, duenna, nanny, tutoress, teacher, mistress, housekeeper, guardian, nursemaid, housemaid and schoolmistress.