abbot general

noun

plural abbots general
: the head of a monastic order
the abbot general of the Cistercians

Word History

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abbot general was in 1607

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“Abbot general.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abbot%20general. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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