from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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 Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In France, an abbot.
From the French abbé ("abbot"), from Latin abbās ("abbot"). (Wiktionary)