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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 complex of buildings used by members of a religious order under the governance of an abbot or abbess. It provides a place for religious...
- Downton Abbey is a British historical period drama television series set in the early 20th century, created and co-written by Julian Fellowes. The series...
- 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 2019 British historical period drama film written by Julian Fellowes, creator and executive producer of the television series of the...
- Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album by English rock band the Beatles, released on 26 September 1969 by Apple Records. The recording sessions were...
- Downton Abbey is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece. It first aired...
- Northanger Abbey (/ˈnɔːrθæŋər/) was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be completed for publication, in 1803. However, it was not published until after...
- This is a list of characters from Downton Abbey, a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films...
- Edward Paul Abbey (January 29, 1927 – March 14, 1989) was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of...
- 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...
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