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Overview page. Subjects: History.

1 [De] A community of monks or nuns ruled by an abbot or abbess.

2 [MC] A general term used to describe the buildings inhabited by a community of monks or...

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abbey

Noëlle Deflou.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 488 words.

An abbey was a group of buildings occupied by a regular religious community, and was always directed, unlike a convent

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abbey

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 150 words.

abbey, cabby, crabby, flabby, gabby, grabby, Rabbie, scabby, shabby, tabby, yabby • namby-pamby • Abu Dhabi, Babi,

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abbey

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 150 words.

abbey, cabby, crabby, flabby, gabby, grabby, Rabbie, scabby, shabby, tabby, yabby • namby-pamby • Abu Dhabi, Babi,

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abbey

Edited by David Hey.

in The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 67 words.

A major monastery, ruled over by an abbot. The Cistercian and Premonstratensian foundations were abbeys, whereas the Cluniac and

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abbey

David Hey.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

January 1997; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 42 words.

A major monastery, ruled over by an abbot. The Cistercian and Premonstratensian foundations were abbeys, whereas the Cluniac and Carthusian

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Thomar Abbey

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 5 words.

See Tomar abbey.

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Abbey Town

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 19 words.

Abbey Towne 1649. ‘Estate by the abbey’, with reference to the former abbey of Holme Cultram.

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Rievaulx Abbey

P. J. Fergusson.

in Grove Art Online

August 1996; p ublished online January 1998 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 1732 words.

Cistercian abbey in North Yorkshire, England.

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Lorsch Abbey

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 1392 words.

Former Benedictine abbey north-west of Mannheim, Germany.

1. Abbey. 2. Torhalle.

1. Abbey.

Lorsch was one of the

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Lorsch Abbey

Werner Jacobsen.

in Grove Art Online

August 1996; p ublished online January 1998 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 1463 words.

Former Benedictine abbey north-west of Mannheim, Germany.

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