abbot abbot  /ˈæ bət/


  • (n) the superior of an abbey of monks


  1. Only the abbot can read newspapers, or listen to the radio.
  2. According to Phrakhru Pichai Kitjaton, abbot of Wat Paa Luang, the temple houses written records of monks witnessing fireballs hundreds of years ago.
  3. When lean, ruddy, affable Abbot Dunne became abbot in 1935 there were 72 brethren at Gethsemani; today there are 151.


  1. E.L. City Council discuss future Park District plans at Tuesday meeting

    A large audience filled City Hall’s Courtroom 2, 410 Abbot Road, Tuesday night as City Council began their work session with discussion on the future of the Park District.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The State News

  2. Abbott Laboratories' Management Discusses at William Blair Growth Stock Conference (Transcript)

    Abbott Laboratories (ABT) William Blair Growth Stock Conference Call June 11, 2013 12:30 pm ET Executives Brian Yoor – Vice President of Investor Relations David Forrest – Executive Vice President, Nutritional ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Seeking Alpha (Transcripts) via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Solicitors concerned over fixed penalty plan for Driving Without Due Care and Attention offences

    NEWTON ABBOT, England, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialist Motoring Solicitors at Patterson law are greeting the introduction of fixed penalties for offences of Driving Without Due Care and Attention ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. Geller said: "I am fascinated by the connection between the pyramids and these islands. The connection has been known for centuries - you can read about it in a 15th century manuscript called the Scotichronicon by Walter Bower the Abbot of Inchcolm....
    on Feb 11, 2009 By: Uri Geller Source: BBC News

  2. "If you're the abbot of Scone and the strongest and most ruthless king in Christendom is charging toward you in 1296 to steal Scotland's most sacred object and probably put you and half of your cohorts to death, do you do nothing and wait until he...
    on Jun 14, 2008 By: Alex Salmond Source: Times Online

  3. Socialists' head, German MEP Martin Schulz, said the new commission team came across like "an order of trappists" as "Abbot Jose Manuel has told his novices: 'Don't say anything to avoid making mistakes'."
    on Feb 9, 2010 By: Martin Schulz Source: AFP

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