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Usage examples for abbacy

  1. Bishops he put out of their bishoprick, and abbots from their abbacy and thanes into prison; and at last he spared not his own brother, who was named Odo; who was a very mighty bishop in Normandy; at Baieux was his see, and he was the first of men next to the king. – Anglo-Saxon Literature by John Earle
  2. 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
  3. Eight cardinals, two of them of the noble houses of Medici and Farnese, and three others, still more illustrious, the cardinals Richelieu, Mazarine, and Fleury, are included in the list, though in later times the abbacy was held in commendam by these powerful prelates, whilst all the internal management of the house devolved upon a prior. – Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2) by Dawson Turner
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. This celebrated man, during the two periods of his abbacy hardly rested in his efforts to beautify the Abbey. – Hertfordshire by Herbert W Tompkins
  7. That Lewes suffered severely from the Black Death of 1348- 49 is certain, but we know very little about it, and indeed the history of the house is negligible until, in the beginning of the fifteenth century the whole system of Cluny was called in question and it was claimed on behalf of Lewes that it should be raised to an abbacy with the power to profess monks. – England of My Heart--Spring by Edward Hutton
  8. Of some abbots and bishops there is nothing more than the death record; but in the age of Christ 926, when Celedabhaill, son of Scannal, went to Rome on his pilgrimage from the abbacy of Beannchair, we are given in full the four quatrains which he composed at his departure,- a composition which speaks highly for the poetic powers and the true piety of the author. – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  9. 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
  10. When everything is finished and sealed before the government at Zurich, the people of the abbacy shall take the oath of allegiance, whilst Toggenburg is silenced by hopes of greater freedom. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  11. As soon as they are taken, Luzern and Schwyz shall be written to, and the proceeding justified on the score of necessity, the hostility of the abbot against Zurich, and the urgent need of the people of the abbacy – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  12. Zurich and Glarus endeavored to quiet the people of the abbacy by promising to send home a report and afterward to communicate the views of their governments. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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