Associations to the word «Abbacy»

Wiktionary

ABBACY, noun. The dignity, estate, term, or jurisdiction of an abbot or abbess. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]

Dictionary definition

ABBACY, noun. The jurisdiction or office of an abbot.

Wise words

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