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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 “abbacy” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 3.