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Abbot of Misrule

Definition of the noun Abbot of Misrule

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noun

  1. A mock abbot, elected annually in the carnavalesque way of a Lord of Misrule within a monastic community

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Google previewDictionary of the English Church, Ancient and Modern (1881)

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 ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Terms, Phrases,and Quotations (1895)

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 ...

Google previewPolitical 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 ...

Google previewPolitical dictionary [articles repr. from the penny cyclopaedia, ed. by G. Long]. (1845)

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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