n. - One who abates a nuisance.
n. - A person who, without right, enters into a freehold on the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee.
n. - A means of defense formed by felled trees, the ends of whose branches are sharpened and directed outwards, or against the enemy.
n. - A public slaughterhouse for cattle, sheep, etc.
a. - Alt. of Abaxile
a. - Away from the axis or central line; eccentric.
n. - Father; religious superior; -- in the Syriac, Coptic, and Ethiopic churches, a title given to the bishops, and by the bishops to the patriarch.
n. - The dignity, estate, or jurisdiction of an abbot.
a. - Belonging to an abbey; as, abbatial rights.
n. - The French word answering to the English abbot, the head of an abbey; but commonly a title of respect given in France to every one vested with the ecclesiastical habit or dress.
n. - A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks. See Abbey.