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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ab·bey /ˈæbɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·bey n.; pl. Abbeys
 1. A monastery or society of persons of either sex, secluded from the world and devoted to religion and celibacy; also, the monastic building or buildings.
 Note:The men are called monks, and governed by an abbot; the women are called nuns, and governed by an abbess.
 2. The church of a monastery.
 Note: In London, the Abbey means Westminster Abbey, and in Scotland, the precincts of the Abbey of Holyrood. The name is also retained for a private residence on the site of an abbey; as, Newstead Abbey, the residence of Lord Byron.
 Syn: -- Monastery; convent; nunnery; priory; cloister. See Cloister.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a church associated with a monastery or convent
      2: a convent ruled by an abbess
      3: a monastery ruled by an abbot