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ab·bey / ˈabē/ • n. (pl. -beys) the building or buildings occupied by a community of monks or nuns. ∎  a church or house that was formerly an abbey.

Abbey

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Abbey. Building or buildings used (or once used) by a religious order of monks or nuns.

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abbey Complex of buildings that constitute a religious community, the centre of which is the abbey church. Since the decline of monasticism often only the church remains.

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abbey. See monastery.