ab·​ba·​tial ə-ˈbā-shəl How to pronounce abbatial (audio)
: of or relating to an abbot, abbess, or abbey

Word History


borrowed from French, going back to Middle French, borrowed from Medieval Latin abbātiālis, from abbātia abbey + Latin -ālis -al entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1642, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abbatial was circa 1642

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Cite this Entry

“Abbatial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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