- a man who is the head or superior, usually elected, of a monastery.
- Charles Greeley,1872–1973, U.S. astrophysicist.
- Also Ab·bott. a male given name.
- the superior of an abbey of monksRelated adjective: abbatial
Old English abbod “abbot,” from Latin abbatem (nominative abbas), from Greek abbas, from Aramaic abba, title of honor, literally “the father, my father,” emphatic state of abh “father.” The Latin fem. abbatissa is root of abbess.