Definition of abbey
1a : a monastery ruled by an abbotb : a convent ruled by an abbess
2 : an abbey church
Examples of abbey in a Sentence
the monks in the abbey grow all their own vegetables
Recent Examples of abbey from the Web
Within four days of putting up its Web site, Holy Cross Abbey in Virginia got a call from a young man who wanted to discuss vocation, or the possibility of becoming a monk at the abbey.
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Definition of Abbey
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ABBEY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of abbey for English Language Learners
: a monastery run by an abbot
: a convent run by an abbess
: a church that is connected to other buildings where monks or nuns live or once lived
ABBEY Defined for Kids
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