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definition of the word abbot

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From Anglo-Saxon abbod, abbad, from Latin abbas, abbatis, from Greek ἀββᾶς, from Hebrew av "אב", father. Compare abba, abbé.

Singular
abbot

Plural
abbots

abbot (plural abbots)

  1. The superior or head of an abbey or monastery.
    The newly appointed abbot decided to take a tour of the abbey with the cardinal's emissary.
  2. One of a class of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys. "Encyclopedia Britannica"

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