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Meaning of Abbacy

Abbacy means: The dignity, estate, or jurisdiction of an abbot.

Meaning of Abbatial

Abbatial means: Belonging to an abbey; as, abbatial rights.

Meaning of Abbatical

Abbatical means: Abbatial.

Meaning of Abbe

Abbe means: The French word answering to the English abbot, the head of an abbey; but commonly a title of respect given in France to every one vested with the ecclesiastical habit or dress.

Meaning of Abbess

Abbess means: A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks. See Abbey.

Meaning of Abbeys

Abbeys means: of Abbey

Meaning of Abbey

Abbey means: 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.

Meaning of Abbey

Abbey means: The church of a monastery.

Meaning of Abbot

Abbot means: The superior or head of an abbey.

Meaning of Abbot

Abbot means: One of a class of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys.

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Meaning of Zoolatry

Zoolatry means: The worship of animals.

Meaning of Zooidal

Zooidal means: Of or pertaining to a zooid; as, a zooidal form.

Meaning of Zooid

Zooid means: One of the individual animals in a composite group, as of Anthozoa, Hydroidea, and Bryozoa; -- sometimes restricted to those individuals in which the mouth and digestive organs are not developed.

Meaning of Zooid

Zooid means: An animal in one of its inferior stages of development, as one of the intermediate forms in alternate generation.

Meaning of Zooid

Zooid means: An organic body or cell having locomotion, as a spermatic cell or spermatozooid.

Meaning of Zooid

Zooid means: Pertaining to, or resembling, an animal.

Meaning of Zoography

Zoography means: A description of animals, their forms and habits.

Meaning of Zoographist

Zoographist means: A zoographer.

Meaning of Zoographical

Zoographical means: Of or pertaining to the description of animals.

Meaning of Zoographic

Zoographic means: Alt. of Zoographical

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