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Meaning of abbey

ab•bey

Pronunciation: (ab'ē), [key]
— pl. -beys.
  1. a monastery under the supervision of an abbot or a convent under the supervision of an abbess.
  2. the group of buildings comprising such a monastery or convent.
  3. the church of an abbey.

Ab•bey

Pronunciation: (ab'ē), [key]
— n.
  1. 1927–89, U.S. novelist and nature writer.
  2. 1852–1911, U.S. painter and illustrator.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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