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Definition of the noun abbacy

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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 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

ABBACY. s. sabbatia, Lat. J The rights or privileges of an abbot.—According to Felinus, an abbacy is the dignity itself, since an abbot is a to m or word of dignity and not of office; and, there"ore, cycl: a secular person, who has the care of souls, ...

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 previewHistorical Dictionary of Chan Buddhism (2017)

by Youru Wang

brought him the abbacy at Jingshan Temple, one of the most prestigious monasteries in the Southern Song, as well as political ...

Google previewDictionary of National Biography (1888)

The abbacy of Glastonbury was vacant, and it was to the monastery that the king and the monk rode together. They entered the church and prayed, and came a famous school. The work of teaching was no longer left to strangers, for the abbot ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana: Miscellaneous and lexicographical (1845)

by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

ABBACY. wo-vo-' abbots-sovereign, abbots-general, &c. and 26, lords. abbots sat in the English parliament. With the history of Mox Achis M at large, that of the various orders of abbots is more properly associated, and to that article we ...

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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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