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Definition of the noun abbacy

What does abbacy mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abbacies

  1. the jurisdiction or office of an abbot

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Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

• 't iiijs, zn abbacy is the dignity itself, since an a'obot it- a- term or word of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1810)

by John Wilkes (of Milland House, Sussex)

— According to Felinus, an abbacy is the dignity itself, since an abbot is a term or word of dignity and not of office; and, therefore, ever, a secular person, who has the care of fouls, is sometimes, ...

Google previewA Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen (1853)

by Thomas Thompson

David, who held the rectory of Campsie, the abbacy of Aberbrothick, the bishopric of Mirepoix in France, the cardinalship of St Stephen in Monte CcBlio, and the chancellorship of Scotland, and who was the ...

Google previewDictionary of National Biography (1888)

The abbacy of Glastonbury j was vacant, and it was to the monastery that the king and the monk rode together. They entered the church and prayed, and then the king took Dunstan by the hand, kissed him in token both of peace and honour, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Monasticism (2013)

by William M. Johnston

assumed the commendatory abbacy, and then that practice vanished ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3B3A1C3Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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