Definition of abthanery in English:

abthanery

(also abthanerie)

noun

Scottish History
rare
  • An abbacy; the territory and jurisdiction of an abbot; the secular jurisdiction of what were previously abbatial lands.

Origin

Late 18th century. From abthane + -ery.

Pronunciation:

abthanery

/ˈabθeɪn(ə)ri/