(especially in France)
a member of the secular clergy.
a title of respect for any ecclesiastic or clergyman.
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How to use abbé in a sentence
Kelley and her husband hired a prominent lawyer, Abbe Lowell.Jill Kelley’s Campaign to Befriend Petraeus, Allen, and Other Top Brass | Michael Daly | November 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Defense attorney Abbe Lowell is a wiry man who seems to never stop moving when he speaks in a courtroom.Jury Gets the Edwards Case: Deliberations to Begin Friday | Diane Dimond | May 18, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lead defense attorney Abbe Lowell looked worried at the end of the 17th day of testimony at the John Edwards trial.
And how, exactly, does lead defense attorney Abbe Lowell plan to do that?
As Abbe wades through her grief and her history, her marriage with Greg begins to fall apart.
Like the Abbe Sieyes, Mr. Paine had completely mastered the science of government, which was in fact extremely simple.The Eve of the Revolution | Carl Becker
He was a descendant of the famous Abbe de Camps, so well known among bookmen and savants.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
A few more Abbe de Pradits, a few more newspaper articles, and from being an emperor, Napoleon would have turned into an ogre.Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
Abbe Stadler might well say to the stranger from Poland that Vienna was no longer what it used to be.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
The Abbe Deforges, of Etampes, announced in the journals in 1772 that he would perform the great feat.Wonderful Balloon Ascents | Fulgence Marion
British Dictionary definitions for Abbe (1 of 2)
Ernst. 1840–1905, German physicist, noted for his work in optics and the microscope condenser known as the Abbe condenser
British Dictionary definitions for abbé (2 of 2)
a French abbot
a title used in addressing any other French cleric, such as a priest
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