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abbacy

[ ab-uh-see ]
/ ˈæb ə si /
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noun, plural ab·ba·cies.
the rank, rights, privileges, or jurisdiction of an abbot.
the term of office of an abbot.
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Origin of abbacy

1400–50; late Middle English abbacie, abbat(h)ie<Late Latin abbātia (cf. abbey), equivalent to abbāt- (see abbot) + -ia-ia

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British Dictionary definitions for abbacy

abbacy
/ (ˈæbəsɪ) /

noun plural -cies
the office, term of office, or jurisdiction of an abbot or abbess

Word Origin for abbacy

C15: from Church Latin abbātia, from abbāt- abbot
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