noun, plural ab·ba·cies.
Examples from the Web for abbacy
Turgeis himself is reported to have usurped the abbacy of Armagh.
That event happened during the abbacy of Frederic, and was one which greatly influenced the learning of the monks.Bibliomania in the Middle Ages|Frederick Somner Merryweather
This royal scholar had more books transcribed during his abbacy than any of his predecessors.
When Malachy secured possession of the see he remained long enough in Armagh to establish himself in the abbacy.
The tower was built by Clement Lichfield in the last years of his abbacy, and hardly finished at his resignation in 1539.Evesham|Edmund H. New