abbatial

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj abbatial of or having to do with or belonging to an abbey or abbot, or abbess
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Abbatial Belonging to an abbey; as, abbatial rights.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • abbatial Pertaining to an abbot or abbey: as, an abbatial benediction; abbatial lands.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. abbatialis, : cf. F. abbatial,

Usage

In literature:

Coenobii Telesini Abbatis de Rebus gestis Regis Rogerii, lib.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 5" by Edward Gibbon
The abbatis was turned, and two trenches and a mine were extended within six feet of the ditch.
"A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion" by William Dobein James
Artillery would have knocked a passage through the trunks of the trees which formed the abbatis.
"The Conquest of New France" by George M. Wrong
A man's address and manner weigh much more with them than his beauty; and, without them, the Abbati and Monsignori will get the better of you.
"The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son" by The Earl of Chesterfield
Up to this time the island was defenceless, but during the abbatiate of Toustain the ramparts and fortifications were commenced.
"Normandy, Complete" by Gordon Home
The abbey stood on one of the lower slopes, on a knoll overlooking rich water-meadows, formerly abbatial lands.
"The Lake" by George Moore
Under this thoroughly abbatial robe, signed with a cross and the ecclesiastic initials 'D.O.M.
"Against The Grain" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
He revelled in abbatial stuffs, voluptuous silks, in the sombre gilding of old brocade.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
Sermones Bernardi Abbatis Clarevallensis.
"Bibliomania in the Middle Ages" by Frederick Somner Merryweather
The advance, however, was arrested suddenly when they arrived at the abbatis.
"For Name and Fame" by G. A. Henty
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In news:

Setting up his characters for a mime time baseball game Mark Abbati works with a student from Ironton Middle School to get him to mime selling peanuts and popcorn Wednesday.
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