1. the jurisdiction or office of an abbot
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How To Use abbacy In A Sentence

  • It is however quite certain that Ferne was held, along with the Abbacy of Kelso _in commendam_, by Andrew Stewart, Bishop of Caithness, who died in 1517. The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)
  • Under the abbacy of St Ailred, it flourished, becoming the largest Cistercian community in England.
  • They'll-get-you-coming-and-going, from his Grove entry: Apart from [his appointment as Abbot of] Löpsingen, he had three sources of income — a stipend from the Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide in Rome, the abbacy of San Stefano in Carrara, near Padua, and a provostship in the Rhenish town of Seltz. Was (Not Was)
  • An event of his abbacy was the interment in Croyland church of the Saxon Earl Walthe of The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent
  • Short though his abbacy was, he brought great prestige to the foundation as it became a burial place for several kings. posted by John at 8: 36 PM Ss Petri & Pauli
  • During the abbacy of Geoffrey (1037-1052) Mary was recognized as the patron of that church in a papal bull dated April 27, 1050, by Pope Leo IX. Anti-Catholicism
  • The period during which the Abbacy remained vacant, was a state of mourning, or, as their emblematical phrase expressed it, of widowhood; The Abbot
  • A large part of the present building was constructed during the abbacy of William Parker, last Abbot of Gloucester, around the year 1520. Prinknash Abbey
  • Refusing the abbacy of St. Etienne, Caen, and the grand-priorship of The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne
  • Paschal, in response to this criticism and schismatis et discordiae metuens, recanted his decision to allow Bruno to be both abbot and bishop at once and compelled him to return to Segni. 15 If Bruno had seen the abbacy of Monte Cassino as placing him closer to the papacy, this certainly put an end to that ambition. Hamilton: "A Liturgy of Reform"
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