Definition of abbatial in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈbeɪʃ(ə)l/


Relating to an abbey, abbot, or abbess: a possible abbatial vacancy
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  • The boundaries were blurred to the extent that some kings themselves held episcopal or abbatial office.
  • The wonder-working tour on which the monks sent their new relics certainly helped raise funds for their new abbatial church.
  • ‘You know,’ came a patrician, abbatial voice from the back of the room, ‘I rather think we've got his head’.


Late 17th century: from medieval Latin abbatialis, from abbas, abbat- (see abbot).

Words that rhyme with abbatial

craniofacial, facial, fascial, glacial, interracial, multiracial, palatial, primatial, racial, spatial

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