abbacy (plural abbacies)
- The dignity, estate, term, or jurisdiction of an abbot or abbess. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
dignity, estate, or jurisdiction of an abbot
- ^ “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, page 3.