Synonyms for Abbot:

n.

bishopric, the Archbishop of Canterbury, archbishopric. abbot (noun)
archimandrite.
clergy (noun)
father, archbishop, archpriest, friar, chaplain, cleric, priest, pope, minister, prelate, Canoness, pilgrim, ecclesiastic, nun, sister, curate, clergyman, evangelist, bishop, archdeacon, rector, prioress, preacher, prior, brother, missionary, abbess, cardinal, vicar, reverend, novice, pastor, canon, monk.
master (noun)
landlord, mahatma, governor, dean, proprietress, kingpin, sire, ruler, headmaster, squire, proprietor, chief, authority, executive, director, maestro, guru, head, master, lord, mother, commander, commandant, star, captain, senior, landlady, quartermaster, leader, manager, titleholder, mandarin, principal, headmistress, officer, president.
person (noun)
archimandrite.
prior (noun)
rector, abbot-general, monk, archabbot, friar.

Other synonyms:

bishopric, the Archbishop of Canterbury, archbishopric. Other relevant words:
bishopric, abbot-general, archimandrite, archabbot, archbishopric.

Usage examples for abbot

  1. None could be more comfortable than a rich prior or abbot – The Physiology of Taste by Brillat Savarin
  2. That evening Margery received a message from her husband, bidding her meet him and Abbot Bilson in the oaken chamber, and bring the book with her. – Mistress Margery by Emily Sarah Holt
  3. Of the four princes who have governed it, since the German War up to the day when the grey- headed Abbot closed his weary eyes in the monastery of Sans Souci, each one, with his virtues and failings, has acted as a necessary supplement to his predecessor. – Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag