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 ...
Dictionary 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 ...
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.
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 (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 ...
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 ...
In Four Volumes. A-Kut by John Jamieson
But there was an Abbot of Misrule, that ...
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.
A 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 ...
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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