Definition of abbot-general in English:

abbot-general

Pronunciation /ˈabət ˈdʒɛn(ə)rəl/ /ˈabət ˈdʒɛn(ə)r(ə)l/

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noun

  • An abbot who is head of a congregation consisting of several associated monasteries.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Cowell (1554–1611), civil lawyer. From abbot + general.