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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 [by T. Moore]. (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 previewDictionary of Word Origins (1995)

A History of the Words, Expressions, and Clichés We Use by Jordan Almond

The "Lord of Misrule" was originally the "Abbot of Misrule"— the person designated a "Master of Revels ...

Google previewThe National Encyclopedia of Reference (1915)

Authoritative, Practical, Complete : an American Library Embracing Science, Sociology, Philosophy, History, Fine Arts, Languages, Religion, Law, Literature, Useful Arts, and the Many Thousands of Subjects Into which They Branch by Charles Annandale, Francis Thomas Furey, Walter Hart Blumenthal

who drew the whole or part of the revenues during a vacancy, and was bound to apply them to specific purposes; but ultimately the Abbot of Misrule Abbreviations commendator or lay abbot in many.

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 (1862)

by George Henry TOWNSEND, Frederick W. MARTIN

The allowance granted to an abbot of Misrule by a nobleman early in the 16th century, according to an entry in the Earl of Northumberland's Household Book, was one pound. The “Abbot of Misrule” was changed into “ Lord of Misrule,” at the ...

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 previewScottish Dictionary and Supplement (1841)

In Four Volumes. A-Kut by John Jamieson

But there was an Abbot of Misrule, that ...

Google previewThe world-wide encyclopedia and gazetteer (1908)

by William Harrison De Puy

ABBOT OF MISRULE, or LORD OF MISRULE, the name given a fantastic character who was formerly master of ceremonies at Christmas entertainments. W.M.C. ABBOTS-LANGLEY, a village of Hertfordshire, England, near St. Albans.

Google previewA dictionary of science, literature and art, ed. by W.T. Brande assisted by J. Cauvin. ed. by W.T. Brande and G.W. Cox.3 vols (1865)

by William Thomas Brande

Abbot of Misrule. In ancient times, was the master of the revels, called in Scotland the ' Master of Unreason.' AbbrevlatloPlacltorumfLat.-). In Legal History, an abstract of ancient pleadings made prior to the year-books. Abbreviation (Lat. brevis ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1905)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention

ABBOT OF MISRULE, or LORD OF MISRULE, the name given a fantastic character who was formerly master of ceremonies at Christmas entertainments. w.m.c. ABBOTSFORD, a post village in Clark County, Wisconsin, at a railway ...

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