Abbot

Definition of Abbot

Ab´bot
n.1.The superior or head of an abbey.
2.One of a class of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys.
Abbot of the people
a title formerly given to one of the chief magistrates in Genoa.
Abbot of Misrule
in mediæval times, the master of revels, as at Christmas; in Scotland called the Abbot of Unreason.
- Encyc. Brit.

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abbacomes, ascetic, beadsman, brother, caloyer, celibate, cenobite, conventual, conventual prior, grand prior, hermit, hieromonach, lay abbot, lay brother, mendicant, monastic, monk, palmer, pilgrim, pillar saint, pillarist, prior, religieux, religious, stylite
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