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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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abbotab‧bot /ˈæbət/ noun [countable]  RRCa man who is in charge of a monastery (=a place where a group of monks live)
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abbotMost landlords, even bishops and abbots, made no attempt to lay out their new towns.Thereafter he became abbot of one of the city's suburban monasteries, and then bishop.For I will go to the lord abbot and Father Herluin, and myself tell what I have done.Monastic abbots, by comparison, found spiritual leadership easy, because the monks were sheltered from contact with the world.There he had gotten to know the abbot.The abbot was a clever man.
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