abbot

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noun ab·bot \ˈa-bət\

Definition of abbot

  1. :  the superior of a monastery for men

Origin and Etymology of abbot

Middle English abbod, from Old English, from Late Latin abbat-, abbas, from Late Greek abbas, from Aramaic abbā father


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Christian Religious Terms


ABBOT Defined for English Language Learners

abbot

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noun ab·bot \ˈa-bət\

Definition of abbot for English Language Learners

  • : a man who is the head of a monastery


ABBOT Defined for Kids

abbot

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noun ab·bot \ˈa-bət\

Definition of abbot for Students

  1. :  the head of an abbey for men



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