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.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French, from Old French abbe, from Late Latin abbās, abbāt-, abbot; see abbot.]
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From the French abbé ("abbot"), from Latin abbās ("abbot").
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