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Definition of "abbot" []

  • The superior of a monastery. (noun)
  • Used as a title for such a person. (noun)
  • The superior of an abbey of monks (noun)

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Use "abbot" in a sentence
  • "Our Lady's Chapel has a bold kind of portal, and several ceilings of chapels, and tribunes in a beautiful taste: but of all delight, is what they call the abbot's cloister."
  • "Address by the abbot of Montecassino (who, as territorial abbot, is also the ordinary of Cassino):"
  • "The word abbot — abbas in Latin and Greek, abba in Chaldee and Syriac — came from the Hebrew ab, meaning father."