- 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.
- One of a class of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys. "Encyclopedia Britannica"
Etymology: From Anglo-Saxon abbod, abbad, from Latin abbas, abbatis, from Greek áá, from Syriac abbÄ, father. Cf. abba, abbé.
- Dutch: abt
- French: abbé
- German: Abt
- Spanish: abad
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