a man who is the head or superior, usually elected, of a monastery.
Charles Greeley, 1872–1973, U.S. astrophysicist.
Also, Ab·bott. a male given name.
abbot reportedly raised MH17 over dinner and the two are planning to meet again.
Beijing’s ‘Star Trek’ APEC Summit Jake Adelstein November 10, 2014
The government has approved plans for an expanded coal port at abbot Point.
Australia Wants to Open the Great Barrier Reef to Dumping Kirsten Alexander June 1, 2014
abbot was a strange friend, but he proved to be very useful.
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With the giving of such permissions the abbot was notoriously generous.
Robert Annys: Poor Priest Annie Nathan Meyer
To this abbot Kasatsky submitted himself as to his chosen director.
Father Sergius Leo Tolstoy
Great was the consternation of the abbot when he confronted this awful apparition.
The Last of the Vikings John Bowling
He was submissive to the abbot, but in the depths of his soul he never ceased to condemn him.
Father Sergius Leo Tolstoy
Paul gazed vacantly from the zenith to the nadir, and from west to east, when suddenly his eyes fell on the abbot of Antinoe.
Thais Anatole France
“Pray, do not decide too hastily, Highness,” the abbot replied.
Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home Bayard Taylor
He felt an imaginative companionship with the aspirations of the abbot.
Sinister Street, vol. 1 Compton Mackenzie
the superior of an abbey of monks related adjective abbatial
Old English abbod “abbot,” from Latin abbatem (nominative abbas), from Greek abbas, from Aramaic abba, title of honor, literally “the father, my father,” emphatic state of abh “father.” The Latin fem. abbatissa is root of abbess.
Sir Walter Scott’s residence from 1812 to 1832, near Melrose, in SE Scotland. Historical Examples Such was the creation of Scott’s Abbotsford, a real ‘romance in stone and lime,’ to use the Frenchman’s hackneyed phrase. Abbotsford Anonymous A few copies of these letters were printed for the use of the Abbotsford Club. The Book-Hunter John […]
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abbott’s method Abbott’s method Ab·bott’s method (āb’əts) n. A method of treating scoliosis by applying plaster jackets after partial correction of the curvature by external force.
Ibrahim [ib-rah-heem] /ɪb rɑˈhim/ (Show IPA), 1900–1983, Sudanese army general and statesman: prime minister 1958–64. Contemporary Examples At the January Koch conference in the Palm Springs area, Abboud led a discussion that drew many wealthy donors, say two attendees. Casino Tycoon Sheldon Adelson Takes $100 Million Gamble on GOP Senate Peter Stone September 2, 2014
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