abbacy

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

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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References[edit]

  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