Abbot of Unreason

Definition of Abbot of Unreason

: an elected leader in old Scottish popular revels — compare lord of misrule

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First Known Use of Abbot of Unreason

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Abbot of Unreason

Old Scots abbat of Wnresson

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