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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English abbatie, from Late Latin abbātia, from abbās, abbātis (abbot). Doublet of 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]
    Synonyms: abbotric (obsolete), abbotrick (obsolete)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], →ISBN), page 3