noun \ˈa-bət\

: a man who is the head of a monastery

Full Definition of ABBOT

:  the superior of a monastery for men

Origin of ABBOT

Middle English abbod, from Old English, from Late Latin abbat-, abbas, from Late Greek abbas, from Aramaic abbā father
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

Rhymes with ABBOT


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