Abbot definitions

ăb'ət
The superior of a monastery.
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A man who is head of an abbey of monks.
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Used as a title for such a person.
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1872-1973; U.S. astrophysicist.
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The superior or head of an abbey or monastery. [First attested around the early 12th century.]

The newly appointed abbot decided to take a tour of the abbey with the cardinal's emissary.

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A layman who received the abbey's revenues, after the closing of the monasteries.
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Origin of abbot

From Middle English abbot, abbod, abbed, from Old English abbat, abbad, abbod, from Latin abbās (“father”), from Ancient Greek ἀββᾶς (abbas), from Aramaic אבא (’abbā, “father”). Compare abba, abbé.