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abbatial

[uh-bey-shuh l]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to an abbot, abbess, or abbey.
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Origin of abbatial

From the Late Latin word abbātiālis, dating back to 1635–45. See abbacy, -al1
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Examples from the Web for abbatial

Historical Examples

  • The result is an abbatial church unlike all other abbatial churches.

    Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine

    Edward A. Freeman

  • Of the abbatial buildings which stood here then few traces are left.

    France and the Republic

    William Henry Hurlbert

  • Innocent II, in 1132, blessed the new parts of the abbatial.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals

    Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

  • The abbatial was completed, after 1370, by his nephew, Gregory XI.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals

    Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

  • He was the architect who, in 1231, commenced the abbatial church of St. Nicaise.


British Dictionary definitions for abbatial

abbatial

adjective
  1. of or relating to an abbot, abbess, or abbey
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Word Origin

C17: from Church Latin abbātiālis, from abbāt- abbot; see -al 1
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