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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Misrule  \Mis*rule"\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  the  result,  of  misruling 
 
  2.  Disorder;  confusion;  tumult  from  insubordination. 
 
  Enormous  riot  and  misrule  surveyed.  --Pope. 
 
  {Abbot},  or  {Lord},  {of  Misrule}.  See  under  {Abbot},  and 
  {Lord}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abbot  \Ab"bot\,  n.  [AS.  abbod  abbad,  L.  abbas,  abbatis,  Gr 
  'abba^s,  fr  Syriac  abb[=a]  father.  Cf  {Abba},  {Abb['e]}.] 
  1.  The  superior  or  head  of  an  abbey. 
 
  2.  One  of  a  class  of  bishops  whose  sees  were  formerly  abbeys. 
  --Encyc.  Brit. 
 
  {Abbot  of  the  people}.  a  title  formerly  given  to  one  of  the 
  chief  magistrates  in  Genoa. 
 
  {Abbot  of  Misrule}  (or  {Lord  of  Misrule}),  in  medi[ae]val 
  times,  the  master  of  revels,  as  at  Christmas;  in  Scotland 
  called  the  {Abbot  of  Unreason}.  --Encyc.  Brit. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abbot 
  n  :  the  superior  of  an  abbey  of  monks  [syn:  {archimandrite}] 




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