Abbacy definitions

ăb'ə-sē
The office, term, or jurisdiction of an abbot.
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An abbot's position, jurisdiction, or term of office.
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The dignity, estate, term, or jurisdiction of an abbot or abbess. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
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Origin of abbacy

Middle English abbatie from Late Latin abbātia from abbās abbāt- abbot abbot