(noun.) the superior of an abbey of monks.
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(n.) The superior or head of an abbey.
(n.) One of a class of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys.
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n. the father or head of an abbey:—fem. Abb′ess.—n. Ab′botship.
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To dream that you are an abbot, warns you that treacherous plots are being laid for your downfall. If you see this pious man in devotional exercises, it forewarns you of smooth flattery and deceit pulling you a willing victim into the meshes of artful bewilderment. For a young woman to talk with an abbot, portends that she will yield to insinuating flatteries, and in yielding she will besmirch her reputation. If she marries one, she will uphold her name and honor despite poverty and temptation. See similar words in connection with churches, priests, etc.
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- Miss Abbot, lend me your garters; she would break mine directly. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- He delivered the jewels to the Abbot, and then showed him the pictures. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- The satellite was gone; and Mr Inspector, becoming once again the quiet Abbot of that Monastery, dipped his pen in his ink and resumed his books. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- Hold her arms, Miss Abbot: she's like a mad cat. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- Well, friend, said the Abbot, peevishly, thou art ill to please with thy woodcraft. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- By working hard Gutenberg had the Abbot’s jewels finished two days later, and he took them with several of his prints to the Cathedral. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- Pledge me in a cup of wine, Sir Templar, said Cedric, and fill another to the Abbot, while I look back some thirty years to tell you another tale. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- St Mary, said the Abbot, crossing himself, an unbelieving Jew, and admitted into this presence! Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- Abbot and Bessie, I believe I gave orders that Jane Eyre should be left in the red-room till I came to her myself. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- The staple to which my chains were fixed, was more rusted than I or the villain Abbot had supposed. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- But when it was printed and bound, and a copy shown to the Abbot, he was delighted with it. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- The Abbot replied with reticence, couldn't say. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- They would have persuaded me I was in purgatory, but I knew too well the pursy short-breathed voice of the Father Abbot. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- Besides, said Miss Abbot, God will punish her: He might strike her dead in the midst of her tantrums, and then where would she go? Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- Dost thou remember the jewels the Abbot gave me to polish for him? Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- Certainly, quoth Athelstane, women are the least to be trusted of all animals, monks and abbots excepted. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
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