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abbacyPart of speech: Noun Part of speech: Noun Usage examples "abbacy":
- That Lewes suffered severely from the Black Death of 1348- 49 is certain, but we know very little about it, and indeed the history of the house is negligible until, in the beginning of the fifteenth century the whole system of Cluny was called in question and it was claimed on behalf of Lewes that it should be raised to an abbacy with the power to profess monks. - "England of My Heart--Spring", Edward Hutton.
- During his abbacy the relics of St. Amphibalus were brought to St. Albans, and the shrine of that saint was eventually erected in the E. aisle. - "Hertfordshire", Herbert W Tompkins.
- Zurich and Glarus endeavored to quiet the people of the abbacy by promising to send home a report and afterward to communicate the views of their governments. - "The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli", Johann Hottinger.