Meaning of ABBEY in English

ABBEY

ab ‧ bey /ˈæbi/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1200-1300 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: abaïe , from Late Latin abbatia , from abbas ; ⇨ ↑ abbot ]

a large church with buildings next to it where ↑ monk s and ↑ nun s live or used to live

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