Definitions for abbacyˈæb ə si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•ba•cyˈæb ə si(n.)(pl.)-cies.

  1. the rank, rights, or jurisdiction of an abbot.

    Category: Religion

  2. the term of office of an abbot.

    Category: Religion

Origin of abbacy:

1400–50; late ME < LL abbātia (cf. abbey ) =abbāt- (see abbot ) +-ia -ia

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abbacy(noun)

    the jurisdiction or office of an abbot


  1. abbacy(Noun)

    The dignity, estate, term, or jurisdiction of an abbot.

  2. Origin: From abbatie, from abbatia, from abbas, abbatis. See abbey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abbacy(noun)

    the dignity, estate, or jurisdiction of an abbot


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