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1) abbacy. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The office, term, or jurisdiction of an abbot. Middle English abbatie, from Late Latin abbtia, from abbs, abbt-, abbot. See abbot....

2) Gregory VII, Saint. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...the root of all the evils afflicting the church in the practice of lay investiture, whereby abbacies and bishoprics became virtually the property of secular powers,...

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