variants or abbeystede
plural -s
archaic : the seat of an abbey

Word History


abbey + stead entry 1 or earlier stede

First Known Use

1620, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abbeystead was in 1620

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“Abbeystead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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