Definition Of abbot
a man who is the head of an abbey of monks.
Friaries were occupied by friars, abbeys were headed by abbots , priories by priors.
Example Of abbot
A diocesan bishop does not take on the role of father to fellow priests as an abbot does to monks.
At the time of the abbot 's death, monks, students and residents prayed constantly for one month.
Breaking away from brother Viri, the abbot crossed to where Darius lay.
But the feudal system also allowed for Church functionaries, for instance the abbots of powerful monarchies, to adopt something of a baronial role.
Ever since the Concordat of 1516 between Francis I and Pope Leo X the king had appointed all bishops and the abbots of greater monasteries.