Synonymous with 'abbey.' This term occurs in the Domesday Book and in various ancient statutes.
Related term(s): Abbey; Abbathie; Abbot; Abbess; Monastery; Convent
Category: Western Christianity
Source information: Britton, John, F.S.A. A Dictionary of the Architecture and Archaeology of the Middle Ages. J. Le Keux, illus. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster Row; and the Author, Burton Street, 1838. 3.