Meaning of ABBEY in English

ABBEY

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈa-bē ]

noun

( 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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.