archabbot definition

  • noun:
    • In certain Catholic (notably Benedictine) congregations, the name associated with the basic superior, ranking above all various other abbots, vested in a specific abbey, which thus is called an archabbey (usually its motherhouse, such as for instance Beuron, which provided its title to a Benedictine congregation).
    • A chief abbot: used as a particular name into head of specific monasteries.

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