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Meaning of ABBOT

Pronunciation:  'abut

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the superior of an abbey of monks

ABBOT is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: archimandrite
 See Also: abbe, superior



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ab"bot\, n. [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.

Thesaurus Terms
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