Abbot (noun)

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.


  1. The abbot was responsible for the spiritual well-being of the monks.
  2. He was elected to be the abbot of the monastery.
  3. The abbot was the leader of the monastic community.
  4. The abbot"s duties included the management of the monastery"s property.
  5. The abbot was highly respected by the monks under his care.
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