Meaning of ABBEY in English


ˈabē, -i noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Old French abeïe, abaïe, from Late Latin abbatia, abbacy, abbey, from abbat-, abbas abbot + Latin - ia — more at abbot

1. : a monastery ruled by an abbot or a convent ruled by an abbess

2. : an abbey church

buried in the abbey

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.