from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or having to do with an abbey, abbot, or abbess.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging to an abbey.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to an abbot or abbey: as, an abbatial benediction; abbatial lands.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or having to do with or belonging to an abbey or abbot, or abbess
Middle English abbacyal, from Late Latin abbātiālis, from abbās, abbāt-, abbot; see abbot.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English abbacyal, from Middle French abbatial, from Late Latin abbatialis, from abbatia ("abbey") + -ialis ("-ial"). (Wiktionary)