Definition of abbate in English:

abbate

(also abate)

noun

  • In Italy and Italian contexts: an abbot. Also: a priest or clergyman in minor orders; especially one without an assigned ecclesiastical duty, formerly often acting as a professor, private tutor, etc.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Philip Stanhope (1694–1773), politician and diplomatist. From Italian abate, † abbate.

Pronunciation:

abbate

/aˈbɑːteɪ/