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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Commendatory Abbot

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The title originally given to a provisional administrator of a vacant abbey (held in commendam, i.e.,in trust); later given for life with a claim to abbatial revenues and some degree of jurisdiction, if held by an ecclesiastic. It was ultimately abolished almost entirely, owing to serious abuses.

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Entry for 'Commendatory Abbot'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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