Definition of abbot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæbət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæbət//
Religious people
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a man who is the head of a monastery or an abbey See related entries: Religious people Word OriginOld English abbod, from ecclesiastical Latin abbas, abbat-, from Greek abbas ‘father’, from Aramaic 'abbā .
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