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archimandrite


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Archimandrite  \Ar`chi*man"drite\,  n.  [L.  archimandrita,  LGr.  ?; 
  pref.  ?  (E.  arch-)  +  ?  an  inclosed  space,  esp.  for  cattle,  a 
  fold,  a  monastery.]  (Gr.  Church) 
  a  A  chief  of  a  monastery,  corresponding  to  abbot  in  the 
  Roman  Catholic  church. 
  b  A  superintendent  of  several  monasteries,  corresponding 
  to  superior  abbot,  or  father  provincial,  in  the  Roman 
  Catholic  church. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  archimandrite 
  n  :  the  superior  of  an  abbey  of  monks  [syn:  {abbot}] 




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