Abbot of Misrule

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English abbot of mysreule.

Noun[edit]

Abbot of Misrule (plural Abbots of Misrule)

  1. (usually capitalized) One elected to preside over the Christmas revelry in noble households and elsewhere in England during the 15th and 16th century; Lord of Misrule.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5)