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ab·ba·cy

 (ăb′ə-sē)
n. pl. ab·ba·cies
The office, term, or jurisdiction of an abbot.

[Middle English abbatie, from Late Latin abbātia, from abbās, abbāt-, abbot; see abbot.]

abbacy

(ˈæbəsɪ)
n, pl -cies
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the office, term of office, or jurisdiction of an abbot or abbess
[C15: from Church Latin abbātia, from abbāt- abbot]

ab•ba•cy

(ˈæb ə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the rank, rights, or jurisdiction of an abbot.
2. the term of office of an abbot.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin abbātia (compare abbey) =abbāt- (see abbot) + -ia -ia]

abbacy

1. the property or jurisdiction of an abbot.
2. the time during which a person serves as an abbot.
See also: Religion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abbacy - the jurisdiction or office of an abbotabbacy - the jurisdiction or office of an abbot
jurisdiction - in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
Translations
абатство
apátság
abbeddømmeabbedgjeldabbedverdighet

abbacy

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