Usage examples for abbacy

  1. This celebrated man, during the two periods of his abbacy, hardly rested in his efforts to beautify the Abbey. – Hertfordshire by Herbert W Tompkins
  2. Two of the oldest of the northern leaders, the Baron De Longville and the Lord of Esmond, had been first named, then the learned and courtier- like Abbot of Moberley who was beneath the insurgent banner because of the King's high- handed procedure in the matter of Moberley Abbey, where, during the absence on pilgrimage of the rightful holder, he had declared the abbacy vacant and conferred it with all its lands upon one of his shameless favorites from Normandy. – Cedric, the Forester by Bernard Gay Marshall
  3. It appears, however, that this was not anticipated, for several other doubtful points are added to the opinion, with the express injunction: " These must not be made known to the people of the abbacy, until the business is finished." – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  4. The abbacy of St. Gall constituted the first and most considerable of the so- called Allied Cantons; its deputies appeared at the sessions of the Diet, and its armed soldiery marched out with the other confederates in their wars. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  5. All this done, the serious question should be put to the people of the abbacy, whether they will agree to break up the monastery, and if so, it shall be done promptly and peacefully, unless resistance is offered. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  6. It was founded immediately after the Conquest; Lanfranc colonised it with French monks; it became an abbacy at the very end of the fourteenth century, and was remarkable for its continual accretion of wealth, an accretion in some part due to the growing importance of London throughout its existence. – The Historic Thames by Hilaire Belloc
  7. At the death of Charles, Ronsard retired to his native province, where he had an abbacy, Croix- Val. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  8. During his abbacy the relics of St. Amphibalus were brought to St. Albans, and the shrine of that saint was eventually erected in the E. aisle. – Hertfordshire by Herbert W Tompkins