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(from Heb. ab, “father”). The superior in certain communities of monks of the Benedictine family or of certain orders of canons regular. They receive solemn benediction from their diocesan bishop or (if abbot nullius) from any bishop. See also Abbey; Roman Catholic Church, The, C 4.

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