Definition of abbey-like in English:

abbey-like

adjective

  • Resembling or characteristic of an abbey, especially in appearance; (especially in early use) monastic, monkish.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Foxe (?1517–1587), martyrologist. From abbey + -like.

Pronunciation:

abbey-like

/ˈabɪlʌɪk/