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abbey

noun ab·bey \ˈa-bē\

: a monastery run by an abbot

: a convent run by an abbess

: a church that is connected to other buildings where monks or nuns live or once lived

plural abbeys

Full Definition of ABBEY

1
a :  a monastery ruled by an abbot
b :  a convent ruled by an abbess
2
:  an abbey church

Examples of ABBEY

  1. <the monks in the abbey grow all their own vegetables>

Origin of ABBEY

Middle English, from Anglo-French abbaie, abbeie, from Late Latin abbatia abbey, from abbat-, abbas
First Known Use: 13th century

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Abbey

biographical name Ab·bey \ˈa-bē\

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ABBEY Defined for Kids

abbey

noun ab·bey \ˈa-bē\
plural abbeys

Definition of ABBEY for Kids

2
:  a church that is connected to buildings where nuns or monks live

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