Adjective "abbatial" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to an abbey, abbot, or abbess.
  1. 'The wonder-working tour on which the monks sent their new relics certainly helped raise funds for their new abbatial church.'
  2. 'Visiting the abbey at Monte Cassino, Morris removed his abbatial cross as a sign of humility.'
  3. 'The boundaries were blurred to the extent that some kings themselves held episcopal or abbatial office.'


1. of or relating to an abbot, abbess, or abbey.

More examples(as adjective)

"vacancies can be abbatial."


Late 17th century: from medieval Latin abbatialis, from abbas, abbat- (see abbot).