noun, plural ab·bés [a-beyz, ab-eyz; French a-bey] /æˈbeɪz, ˈæb eɪz; French aˈbeɪ/. (esp. in France)
Origin of abbé
Examples from the Web for abbe
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|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|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.
The position of Abbe Gabriel is complicated; first of all, he is the heir of the Rennepont family.The Wandering Jew, Complete|Eugene Sue
She accompanied the Abbe to Plassans and took up house with him there.A Zola Dictionary|J. G. Patterson
Abbe Buonavita was just entering the room, "I give you the episcopal mitre."Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete|Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
The abbe, in despair, sat down without a word, so crushed was he by the vague presence of approaching disaster.The Vicar of Tours|Honore de Balzac
On every side the Abbe de Soubise was regarded, either as a marvel of learning, or a miracle of piety and purity of manners.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete|Duc de Saint-Simon
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Word Origin and History for abbe
1520s, title given in France to "every one who wears an ecclesiastical dress," especially one having no assigned ecclesiastical duty, from French abbé, from Late Latin abbatem, accusative of abbas (see abbot).