Abbe Definition

ăbā, ă-bā
noun
Used as a title for the superior of a monastery in a French-speaking area.
American Heritage
A French title of respect, given to a priest, minister, etc.
Webster's New World
Used as a title for a cleric in major or minor orders in a French-speaking area.
American Heritage
A priest, minister, etc. addressed with this title.
Webster's New World

An honorific title for a member of the French clergy. [mid 16th century]

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
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Other Word Forms of Abbe

Noun

Singular:
abbe
Plural:
abbes, abbs

Origin of Abbe

  • French from Old French abbe from Late Latin abbās abbāt- abbot abbot

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

  • From the French abbé (“abbot”), from Latin abbās (“abbot”).

    From Wiktionary

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