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monastery administered by an abbot; church belonging to a monastery
Abbey Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
monasterium, abbatia
Abbey Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The church of a monastery.
  
(n.)
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.
  
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abbey
\ab"bey\ (ăb"b&ybreve;), n.; pl. abbeys (-b&ibreve;z). [of. abaïe, abbaïe, 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.


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 westminster abbey 
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The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
mainistear, f., mainistir
Duiske Abbey: Mainistir Dhubhuisce
GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
1 a: a monastery ruled by an abbot b: a convent ruled by an abbess 2: an abbey church eg. Wetmister Abbey

Lexicon of Thieves' Cant
the central hideout or guild hall for a thieves guild
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a church associated with a monastery or convent
(hypernym) church, church building
2. a convent ruled by an abbess
(hypernym) convent
3. a monastery ruled by an abbot
(hypernym) monastery
Abbey Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Abbey Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
Australian Post Codes
Locality : ABBEY
State: WA
Australian GPS + Postcode Town Index
WA -33.66028 115.25944 6280
Abbey Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To see an abbey in ruins, foretells that your hopes and schemes will fall into ignoble incompletion.

To dream that a priest bars your entrance into an abbey, denotes that you will be saved from a ruinous state by enemies mistaking your embarrassment for progress.

For a young woman to get into an abbey, foretells her violent illness. If she converses with a priest in an abbey, she will incur the censure of true friends for indiscretion.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
The Knighthood, Chivalry & Tournaments Arms and Armour Glossary
Society of monks or nuns governed by an abbot or for women, an abbess, and by extension the buildings themselves. Abbeys gathered unto themselves large tracts of land as wealthy men became monks, but the constant struggle between the secular authority and the church resulted in many confiscations.
Medieval Glossary
A monastic community of either monks or nuns
Abbey Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
An abbey (from Latin abbatia, derived from Latin language abbatia, from Latin abbas, derived from Aramaic language abba, "father") has historically been a Catholic or, more recently, Anglican monastery or convent, under the authority of an Abbot or an Abbess, who serves as the spiritual father or mother of the community.

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Abbey Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
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