abbacy

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English abbatie, from Late Latin abbatia, from abbas, abbatis (abbot). See abbey.

PronunciationEdit

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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