- a man who is the head or superior, usually elected, of a monastery.
Origin of abbot
- Charles Greeley,1872–1973, U.S. astrophysicist.
- Also Ab·bott. a male given name.
Examples from the Web for abbot
Abbot reportedly raised MH17 over dinner and the two are planning to meet again.Beijing’s ‘Star Trek’ APEC Summit
November 11, 2014
The government has approved plans for an expanded coal port at Abbot Point.Australia Wants to Open the Great Barrier Reef to Dumping
June 2, 2014
Abbot was a strange friend, but he proved to be very useful.Reading Prison Novels In Prison
May 24, 2014
To this Abbot Kasatsky submitted himself as to his chosen director.
He was submissive to the Abbot, but in the depths of his soul he never ceased to condemn him.
"Pray, do not decide too hastily, Highness," the Abbot replied.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
It lay in a rosebush, dyeing the Abbot's roses a deeper red.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
Peter the Venerable, Abbot of Clugni, relates a very similar story.The Phantom World
- the superior of an abbey of monksRelated adjective: abbatial
Word Origin and History for abbot
Old English abbod "abbot," from Latin abbatem (nominative abbas), from Greek abbas, from Aramaic abba, title of honor, literally "the father, my father," emphatic state of abh "father." The Latin fem. abbatissa is root of abbess.