Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Used as a title for the superior of a monastery in a French-speaking area.
  • noun Used as a title for a cleric in major or minor orders in a French-speaking area.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In France, an abbot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The French word answering to the English abbot, the head of an abbey; but commonly a title of respect given in France to every one vested with the ecclesiastical habit or dress.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French abbe, from Late Latin abbās, abbāt-, abbot; see abbot.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the French abbé ("abbot"), from Latin abbās ("abbot").

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