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Definition of Abbey

Abbey
Abbey Ab"bey ([a^]b"b[y^]), n.; pl. Abbeys (-b[i^]z). [OF. aba["i]e, abba["i]e, F. abbaye, L. abbatia, fr. abbas abbot. See Abbot.] 1. A monastery or society of persons of either sex, secluded from the world and devoted to religion and celibacy; also, the monastic building or buildings. Note: The men are called monks, and governed by an abbot; the women are called nuns, and governed by an abbess. 2. The church of a monastery. Note: In London, the Abbey means Westminster Abbey, and in Scotland, the precincts of the Abbey of Holyrood. The name is also retained for a private residence on the site of an abbey; as, Newstead Abbey, the residence of Lord Byron. Syn: Monastery; convent; nunnery; priory; cloister. See Cloister.

Meaning of Abbey from wikipedia

- An abbey is a type of monastery used by members of a religious order under the governance of an abbot or abbess. Abbeys provide a complex of buildings...
- Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster...
- Downton Abbey is a British historical drama television series set in the early 20th century, created and co-written by Julian Fellowes. The series first...
- Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 26 September 1969 by Apple Records. Named after the location...
- Tintern Abbey (Welsh: Abaty Tyndyrn pronunciation (help·info)) was founded on 9 May 1131 by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow. It is situated adjacent...
- Whitby Abbey was a 7th-century Christian monastery that later became a Benedictine abbey. The abbey church was situated overlooking the North Sea on the...
- Downton Abbey is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece. It first aired...
- Abby Lee Kershaw, “Abbs” or simply Abbey Lee (born 12 June 1987), is an Australian model, actress and musician. Following several years of success leading...
- Kylemore Abbey (Irish: Mainistir na Coille Móire) is a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara, County Galway...
- Iona Abbey is an abbey located on the island of Iona, just off the Isle of Mull on the West Coast of Scotland. It is one of the oldest Christian religious...
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