The head of an abbey or monastery of monks.
The word "abbot" originated in the 9th century, it comes from the latin word "abbas" meaning father.
- The abbot was responsible for the spiritual well-being of the monks.
- He was elected to be the abbot of the monastery.
- The abbot was the leader of the monastic community.
- The abbot"s duties included the management of the monastery"s property.
- The abbot was highly respected by the monks under his care.