abbé

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noun ab·bé \a-ˈbā, ˈa-ˌbā\

Definition of abbé

  1. :  a member of the French secular clergy in major or minor orders —used as a title

Origin and Etymology of abbé

borrowed from French, literally, “abbot” (extended as a title to nonresident abbots and hence to any clergyman in a secular environment), going back to Old French abé, going back to Late Latin abbāt-, abbās abbot

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