abbacy

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EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  1. abbotric[1]
  2. abbotrick[1]

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English abbatie, from Late Latin abbātia, from abbās, abbātis ‎(abbot). See abbey.

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NounEdit

abbacy ‎(plural abbacies)

  1. The dignity, estate, term, or jurisdiction of an abbot or abbess. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 3
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