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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The superior of a community of monks.

Usage examples (35)
  • You'll have to get permission from the abbot to enter the abbey.
  • Address by the abbot of Montecassino (who, as territorial abbot, is also the ordinary of Cassino):
  • The bishops of Kildare were frequently called abbot-bishops and bishops of Leinster down to the Synod of Kells.
  • The word abbot — abbas in Latin and Greek, abba in Chaldee and Syriac — came from the Hebrew ab, meaning father. for more
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