Meaning of ABBEY in English

ABBEY

n.

Pronunciation: ' a-b ē

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural abbeys

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French abbaie, abbeie, from Late Latin abbatia abbey, from abbat-, abbas

Date: 13th century

1 a : a monastery ruled by an abbot b : a convent ruled by an abbess

2 : an abbey church

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