Abbatial Definition

Of or having to do with an abbey, abbot, or abbess.
American Heritage
Of an abbot, abbess, or abbey.
Webster's New World

Belonging to, relating to, or pertaining to an abbey, abbot, or abbess. [Late 17th century.]


Origin of Abbatial

  • From Middle English abbacyal, from Middle French abbatial, from Late Latin abbatialis, from abbatia (“abbey”) + -ialis (“-ial”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English abbacyal from Late Latin abbātiālis from abbās abbāt- abbot abbot

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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