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  • noun Plural form of abbot.

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Examples

  • All Tibetan traditions call abbots "Ken Rinpoche."

    Relating to a Spiritual Teacher: Building a Healthy Relationship ��� 2 The Traditional Meaning of a Spiritual Teacher

  • The list of his successors, sometimes called abbots and sometimes bishops, is practically complete.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • St. Bernard is supported by the Annals when he asserts that so-called abbots were elected down to Malachy's time.

    St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

  • But it must be remembered, in fairness, that if they obeyed their supposed superiors, they had first chosen their superiors themselves; that as the becoming a monk at all was an assertion of self-will and independence, whether for good or evil, so their reverence for their abbots was a voluntary loyalty to one who they fancied had a right to rule them, because he was wiser and better than they; a feeling which some have found not degrading, but ennobling; and the parent, not of servility, but of true freedom.

    The Hermits

  • But it must be remembered, in fairness, that if they obeyed their supposed superiors, they had first chosen their superiors themselves; that as the becoming a monk at all was an assertion of self-will and independence, whether for good or evil, so their reverence for their abbots was a voluntary loyalty to one who they fancied had a right to rule them, because he was wiser and better than they; a feeling which some have found not degrading, but ennobling; and the parent, not of servility, but of true freedom.

    The Hermits

  • A team from Keele University is using geophysical equipment to survey the grounds of Hulton Abbey, in Abbey Hulton, to find the graves of more than 100 monks and high-status figures such as abbots, which could date as far back as the 13th century.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • A team from Keele University is using geophysical equipment to survey the grounds of Hulton Abbey, in Abbey Hulton, to find the graves of more than 100 monks and high-status figures such as abbots, which could date as far back as the 13th century.

    Hulton Abbey archaeological dig

  • There are, so to speak, no 'abbots' in this macro political European scene.

    'Benedict and the Future of Europe' - Speech at St Anselmo in Rome

  • But St. Bernard leaves the impression that the religious community of Bangor ceased to exist on its destruction by the Norse pirates, and that subsequently the "abbots" merely held the lands that had belonged to it, and exercised no spiritual discipline.

    St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

  • For they were both appointed by election and were even called abbots, preserving in name but not in fact what had once been. [

    St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

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