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noun 
  1. The superior or head of an abbey or monastery.
The newly appointed decided to take a tour of the abbey with the cardinal's emissary.
  1. One of a class of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys. "Encyclopedia Britannica"
Translations: 
  • Dutch: abt
  • French: abbé
  • German: Abt
  • Spanish: abad
Etymology: From Anglo-Saxon abbod, abbad, from Latin abbas, abbatis, from Greek áá, from Syriac abbÄ, father. Cf. abba, abbé.


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