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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gov·ern·ess /ˈgʌvɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gov·ern·ess n.  A female governor; a woman invested with authority to control and direct; especially, one intrusted with the care and instruction of children, -- usually in their homes.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a woman entrusted with the care and supervision of a child
          (especially in a private home)