abbacy definition

  • noun:
    • any office, term, or jurisdiction of an abbot.
    • The dignity, estate, or jurisdiction of an abbot.
    • any office of an abbot; an abbot's self-esteem, rights, benefits, and jurisdiction.
    • An abbatial establishment; an abbey with that concerns it.
    • Also called abbotcy.
    • the jurisdiction or company of an abbot

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