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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.


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- an abbey (from latin abbatia, derived from latin language abbatia, from latin abb?s derived from aramaic language abba, 'father) has
- westminster abbey, formally titled the collegiate church of st peter at westminster, is a large, mainly gothic , church in the city of
- the abbey theatre (amharclann na mainistreach), also known as the national theatre of ireland. (amharclann náisiúnta na hÉireann
- abbey national plc was a uk-based bank and former building society , which latterly traded under the abbey brand name. former abbey
- glastonbury abbey was a monastery in glastonbury , somerset , england. the ruins are now a grade i listed building , and a scheduled
- holyrood abbey is a ruined abbey of the canons regular in edinburgh , scotland . the abbey was founded in 1128 by king david i .
- reading abbey is a large, ruined abbey in the centre of the town of reading , in the english county of berkshire . it was founded by
- the abbey of saint gall. (fürstabtei st. gallen. is a roman catholic religious complex in the city of st. gallen in present-day switzerland
- st albans cathedral (formerly st albans abbey, officially the cathedral and abbey church of st alban) is a church of england cathedral
- the abbey church of saint peter and saint paul, bath, commonly known as bath abbey, is an anglican parish church and a former benedictine
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