abbatial

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English abbacyal, from Middle French abbatial, from Late Latin abbatialis, from abbatia (abbey) + -ialis (-ial).

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Adjective[edit]

abbatial (comparative more abbatial, superlative most abbatial)

  1. Belonging to, relating to, or pertaining to an abbey, abbot, or abbess. [Late 17th century.][1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “abbatial” in Christine A. Lindberg, editor, The Oxford College Dictionary, 2nd edition, New York, N.Y.: Spark Publishing, 2002, ISBN 978-1-4114-0500-4, page 1.
  2. ^ “abbatial” 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 978-0-19-860457-0, page 3.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin abbātiālis (abbatial).

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Adjective[edit]

abbatial (feminine singular abbatiale, masculine plural abbatiaux, feminine plural abbatiales)

  1. abbatial

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Noun[edit]

abbatial m (plural abbatiaux)

  1. The quarters of the abbot and monks within an abbey.

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