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Abbot

Abbot Meaning & Definition
Abbot Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Abbot?

[n] the superior of an abbey of monks

Synonyms | Synonyms for Abbot: archimandrite

Related Terms | Find terms related to Abbot: abbacomes | ascetic | beadsman | brother | caloyer | celibate | cenobite | conventual | conventual prior | friar | grand prior | hermit | hieromonach | lay abbot | lay brother | mendicant | monastic | monk | palmer | pilgrim | pillar saint | pillarist | prior | religieux | religious | stylite

See Also | abbe | superior

Abbot In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab"bot\, n. [AS. abbod, abbad, L. abbas, abbatis, Gr. 'abba^s, fr. Syriac abb[=a] father. Cf. {Abba}, {Abb['e]}.] 1. The superior or head of an abbey. 2. One of a class of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys. --Encyc. Brit. {Abbot of the people}. a title formerly given to one of the chief magistrates in Genoa. {Abbot of Misrule} (or {Lord of Misrule}), in medi[ae]val times, the master of revels, as at Christmas; in Scotland called the {Abbot of Unreason}. --Encyc. Brit.

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