Abbot of Misrule

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in mediæval times, the master of revels, as at Christmas; in Scotland called the Abbot of Unreason.
- Encyc. Brit.
See under Abbot, and Lord.

See also: Abbot, Misrule

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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