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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ab•bot /ˈæbət/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Religiona man who is the head or superior of a monastery.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ab•bot  (abət),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a man who is the head or superior, usually elected, of a monastery.
abbot•cy, abbot•ship′, n. 
  • Late Latin abbād- for abbāt-
  • Aramaic abbā abba; replacing Middle English, Old English abbod (compare Old High German abbat)
  • Greek
  • Latin abbāt- (stem of abbās)
  • Middle English, variant of abbat bef. 900

Ab•bot  (abət),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. BiographicalCharles Greeley, 1872–1973, U.S. astrophysicist.
  2. Also,  Abbott. a male given name.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
abbot /ˈæbət/ n
  1. the superior of an abbey of monks
Etymology: Old English abbod, from Church Latin abbāt- (stem of abbas), ultimately from Aramaic abbā Abba

ˈabbotˌship, ˈabbotcy n
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