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Meaning of Abbacy

The government of a religious house, and the revenues thereof, subject to an abbot, as a bishopric' is to a bishop. Cowell.

What does Abbacy mean in American Law?

The definition of Abbacy in the law of the United States, as defined by the lexicographer Arthur Leff in his legal dictionary is:

See abbey.


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  • Description: "The government of a religious house, and the revenues thereof, subject to an abbot, as a bishopric' is to a bishop. [...]

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