Abbot of Misrule
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Definition of the noun Abbot of Misrule
What does Abbot of Misrule mean as a name of something?
- A mock abbot, elected annually in the carnavalesque way of a Lord of Misrule within a monastic community
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by Thomas Moore
ABBOT OF MISRULE. A person in the 16th century who was chosen to regulate the sports and pastimes throughout the Christmas holidays, and was also called the Abbot of Unreason and Lord of Misrule. ABEYANCE or ABBAYANOE (from ...
The popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1846)
by Alexander Whitelaw
abbas eomardorum, stuitorum, the abbot of misrule. In consequence of the reform commenced at Chmy, there arose new monasteries without abbots, orer which the abbot of the convent of reformed Benedictines, at this place, appointed priors ...
The Manual of Dates a Dictionary of Reference to All the Most Important Events in the History of Mankind to be Found in Authentic Records by George H. Townsend (1867)
by George H. Townsend
The “Abbot of Misrule " was ...
by Henry Percy Smith
Abbot of Misrule. In Med. Hist., the master of the revels ; called in Scotland the Abbot of Unreason (see Sir W. Scott's Monastery}. (Boy Bishop ...
Political Dictionary (1845)
Forming a Work of Universal Reference, Both Constitutional and Legal
Among the retainers of some great families in England was an officer of a similar description, styled the Abbot of Misrule; and in Scotland the Abbot of Unreason was, before the Reformation, a personage who acted a principal part in the ...
by George Long
Among the retainers of some great families in England was an officer of a similar description, styled the Abbot of Misrule ; and in Scotland the Abbot of Unreason was, before the Reformation, a personage who acted a principal part in the ...
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Video shows what Abbot of Misrule means. One elected to preside over the Christmas revelry in noble households and elsewhere in England during the 15th ...
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