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Abbots


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    • found: Work cat.: Ṭhānissaro, Bhikkhu. Selves & not-self, 2011:t.p. (Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)) t.p. verso (The Abbot, Metta Forest Monastery)
    • found: Merriam-Webster dictionary online, Dec. 9, 2016(abbot: the superior of a monastery for men)
    • found: Oxford English dictionary website, Dec. 9, 2016(abbot: A man who is the head of an abbey of monks)
    • found: LCSH, Dec. 9, 2016(Abbots. BT Superiors, Religious)
    • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 9, 2016:Abbot (Abbot, meaning father, is an ecclesiastical title given to the male head of a monastery in various traditions, including Christianity. The office may also be given as an honorary title to a clergyman who is not actually the head of a monastery. The female equivalent is abbess) Abbot (Buddhism) (In addition to its use in a Christian context, abbot is a term used in English-speaking countries for a monk who holds the position of administrator of a Buddhist monastery or large Buddhist temple. In Buddhist nunneries, the nun who holds the equivalent position is known in English as the abbess. The English word "abbot" is used instead of all the various words that exist in the languages of the countries where Buddhism is, or was historically, well established.)
    • found: Britannica online, June 13, 2017:abbot (monk) ( the superior of a monastic community that follows the Benedictine Rule (Benedictines, Cistercians, Camaldolese, Trappists) and of certain other orders (Premonstratensians, canons regular of the Lateran); abbot is elected by the chapter of the monastery in secret ballot. He must be at least 30 years old, of legitimate birth, professed at least 10 years, and an ordained priest; Eastern monasticism, self-governing monasteries are ruled by several elder monks, whose leader is called abbot)
    • notfound: Thesaurus of religious occupational terms (TROT), 2015
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