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In the Western church, the title and position reserved for the male superior in a monastery. In medieval iconography, abbots typically wear the vestments of nuns, but are sometimes distinguished by a crozier and pectoral cross. This subject identifies the office or occupation of a named abbot, and includes unidentified abbots. For a list of abbots by name, follow the subject classifications: History > Historical Figures > Those Who Pray > Abbots.
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