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abbacy

the office, term of office, or jurisdiction of an abbot or abbess
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101) awarded the abbacies of Jedburgh and Coldingham to his kinsman and mentor, the Earl of Home, as reimbursement for the latter's "executioun of diuer[Beta] Comissiounes for quieting of the bordouris of this realme and repressing of all Insolence and disordour within" the Middle Shires.(90) In subsequent sessions, Dunbar's position was even stronger, as evinced in the king's letter to the Earl of Mar (7 June 1609), which outlined the treasurer's "directioun" of the Parliament at Edinburgh.