Noun(1) the superior of an abbey of monks
(1) The monk in charge of an abbey was the abbot , elected for life by the brethren.(2) When a decision has to be made, the abbot asks each monk's opinion, starting with the youngest.(3) Breaking away from brother Viri, the abbot crossed to where Darius lay.(4) At the time of the abbot 's death, monks, students and residents prayed constantly for one month.(5) A diocesan bishop does not take on the role of father to fellow priests as an abbot does to monks.(6) If satisfied, the officiating abbot admits the postulant.(7) The abbot and other monks preferred tap water, but it was not yet available.(8) On his deathbed, Cedd requested that Chad succeed him as abbot of Lastingham.(9) He was educated by Bishop Erc of Kerry, and in time became a famous abbot and monastic founder.(10) The abbot conducts discussions and a questioning session with lower ranking monks.(11) The alleged treachery of the abbot and monks of Ely after William seized monastic lands is blamed for the ultimate surrender.(12) But the feudal system also allowed for Church functionaries, for instance the abbots of powerful monarchies, to adopt something of a baronial role.(13) Ever since the Concordat of 1516 between Francis I and Pope Leo X the king had appointed all bishops and the abbots of greater monasteries.(14) I saw Roshi only at meals, which, unlike most abbots , he took with the monks.(15) Some chief monks - abbots - were hanged but this was a rarity.(16) The council was attended by 500 bishops, 70 abbots and over 1,000 other clergy.
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