abbot general

noun
plural abbots general

Definition of abbot general

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

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First Known Use of abbot general

1607, in the meaning defined above

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“Abbot general.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abbot%20general. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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