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abbey

a monastery under the supervision of an abbott or a convent under the supervision of an abbess
Not to be confused with:
abbé – a member of the French secular clergy; a title of respect for any ecclesiastic
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ab·bey

 (ăb′ē)
n. pl. ab·beys
1. A monastery supervised by an abbot.
2. A convent supervised by an abbess.
3. A church that is or once was part of a monastery or convent.

[Middle English, from Old French abaie, from Late Latin abbātia; see abbacy.]
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abbey

(ˈæbɪ)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a building inhabited by a community of monks or nuns governed by an abbot or abbess
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a church built in conjunction with such a building
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) such a community of monks or nuns
[C13: via Old French abeie from Church Latin abbātia abbacy]
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ab•bey

(ˈæb i)

n., pl. -beys.
1. a monastery under the supervision of an abbot or a convent under the supervision of an abbess.
2. the church of an abbey.
[1200–50; Middle English < Old French abeie < Late Latin abbātia abbacy]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abbey - a church associated with a monastery or conventabbey - a church associated with a monastery or convent
church building, church - a place for public (especially Christian) worship; "the church was empty"
2.abbey - a convent ruled by an abbessabbey - a convent ruled by an abbess  
convent - a religious residence especially for nuns
3.abbey - a monastery ruled by an abbotabbey - a monastery ruled by an abbot  
monastery - the residence of a religious community
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abbey

noun monastery, convent, priory, cloister, nunnery, friary a memorial service at Westminster Abbey
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Translations
دَيْرُ الرُّهْباندَيْـر الرُّهْبَاندَيْر، كَنيسَه
абатство
opatstvíopatský chrám
abbediklosterklosterkirke
luostarikirkkoluostari
opatija
apátság
klausturklausturkirkja
僧院
대수도원
abatijavienuolynas
abatijaklosteris
opátsky chrámopátstvo
opatija
kloster
สำนักสงฆ์
manastırmanastır kilisesi
tu việnnhà tu

abbey

[ˈæbɪ]
A. Nabadía f
Westminster Abbeyla Abadía de Westminster
B. CPD abbey church Niglesia f abacial, iglesia f de abadía
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abbey

[ˈæbi] nabbaye f
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abbey

nAbtei f; (= church in abbey)Klosterkirche f
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abbey

[ˈæbɪ] nabbazia, badia
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abbey

(ˈӕbi) noun
1. the building(s) in which a Christian (usually Roman Catholic) group of monks or nuns lives.
2. the church now or formerly belonging to it. Westminster Abbey.
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abbey

دَيْرُ الرُّهْبان opatství abbedi Abtei αββαείο abadía luostarikirkko abbaye opatija abbazia 僧院 대수도원 abdij kloster opactwo abadia аббатство kloster สำนักสงฆ์ manastır tu viện 修道院
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He told her about the Cabaret du Neant, the Abbaye, and the various haunts to which foreigners go.
We'll go to the Abbaye Theleme, and you shall have the pleasure of entertaining me."
Another crack at the Longines-backed Prix de l'Abbaye, in which Mabs Cross beat last week's Nunthorpe one-two Battaash and Soldier's Call to claim her sole success at the highest level last season, is a definite target but whether she runs before the Longchamp Group 1 on October 6 will likely depend on Battaash's plans.
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In between, he produced a career best effort finishing an unlucky fifth, beaten less than a length, behind Mabs Cross in the Abbaye (Group 1) at Longchamp.
Dubai: After suffering a shock defeat on his most recent start at York in England, elite sprinter Battaash will hope to bounce back and win a second successive Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp Longines (Group 1), at Longchamp, France, on Sunday.
He added: "There's a great programme ahead now with three weeks between each of the Nunthorpe (at York), the Flying Five in Ireland and the Abbaye (at Paris-Longchamp).
The four-year-old ran out an impressive four-length winner of the Prix de l'Abbaye at Chantilly at the end of last season and put in a fine effort to triumph at Haydock despite his Group One penalty.
The itinerary included Passchendaele, Menin Gate, Wellington Quarry, Vimy Ridge, Beaumont-Hamel, Juno Beach, Abbaye d'Ardenne, Paris and London.
That run will be in either the Abbaye on Arc day at Chantilly or Ascot's British Champions Sprint with a top-level campaign planned for next season.
The Champion jockey (pictured) is determined not to give up the ride if the horse flies again in Sunday's Abbaye at Longchamp.
CLIVE Cox is hopeful Reckless Abandon will be ready to return to the fray in the Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp on October 6.