abbé

noun ab·bé \ a-ˈbā , ˈa-ˌbā \

Definition of abbé

: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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