Abbot

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Abbot \Ab"bot\ ([a^]b"b[u^]t), noun [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

abbot

noun

1: the superior of an abbey of monks [syn: {abbot}, {archimandrite}]


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