Abbot of the people
Abbot Ab"bot, n. [AS. abbod, abbad, L. abbas, abbatis, Gr. 'abba^s, fr. Syriac abb[=a] father. Cf. {Abba}, {Abb['E]}.] 1. The superior or head of an abbey. [1913 Webster]

2. One of a class of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys. --Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster]

{Abbot of the people}. a title formerly given to one of the chief magistrates in Genoa.

{Abbot of Misrule} (or {Lord of Misrule}), in medi[ae]val times, the master of revels, as at Christmas; in Scotland called the {Abbot of Unreason}. --Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster]


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