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abbacy

noun ab·ba·cy \ˈa-bə-sē\
plural ab·ba·cies

Definition of ABBACY

:  the office, dignity, jurisdiction, or tenure of an abbot

Origin of ABBACY

Middle English abbatie, from Late Latin abbatia
First Known Use: 15th century

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