The word abbot, meaning father, is a title given to the head of a monastery in various traditions, including Christianity. This article is intended to present facts related to the role and history associated with abbots in Christianity. The office may also be given as an honorary title to a clergyman who is not actually the head of a monastery. The female equivalent is abbess.

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Famous quotes containing the word abbot:

    Thou must tell me to one penny what I am worth.
    —Unknown. King John and the Abbot of Canterbury (l. 28)

    For and if thou canst answer my questions three,
    Thy life and thy living both saved shall be.
    —Unknown. King John and the Abbot of Canterbury (l. 75–76)

    When the rock was hid by the surges’ swell,
    The mariners heard the warning bell,
    And then they knew the perilous rock,
    And bless’d the Abbot of Aberbrothok.
    Robert Southey (1774–1843)