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ABBEY, abbatia, is a society of religious persons, having an abbot or abbess to preside over them. Formerly some of the most considerable abbots and priors in England had seats and votes in the house of lords. The prior of St. John's of Jerusalem, was styled the first baron of England, in respect to the lay barons, but he was the last of the spiritual barons.

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So we have lots in our favour as Sole Power bids for his Abbaye breakthrough.
The owner sadly died and the filly was sold before she won the Abbaye two years later [when trained by John Hammond]," says Rowland.
Spirit Quartz could try to bounce back in the Abbaye after a poor run in the Nunthorpe in which he had finished runner-up 12 months earlier.
He goes to the Abbaye a fresh horse and Captain Gerrard will probably go with him.
So slow is our pace that evening falls quicker than expected and we head back to the Abbaye and a home- made picnic in our room, with a dose of fine, locally-produced Burgundy.
But he's very good and very game and must have a great chance in the Abbaye.
These are the sounds the Abbaye has known since the 12th century.
The bar, which is seeing its third reincarnation under manager Leon Blethyn, will become a swanky continental theme bar selling beers from Abbaye d'Aulne and Abdij Dobbel to Zanzi, Zeeuwsche Zotheid and Zeurprise.
The museum is part of the Conservatoire Nationale des Arts & Metiers, an august institution occupying the grounds and buildings of the early medieval Abbaye de Saint Martin des Champs in the third arrondissement (a stone's throw from the Pompidou Centre).
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Voluntary ex ante transparency notice: improvement of heating systems in the tithe barn imec and acoustic comfort in the lodge archives at the abbaye d~ardenne to saint-germain-la-blanche-herbe (14).
The 2014 Abbaye winner Move In Time is making a late seasonal reappearance in a campaign David O'Meara is gearing towards his return to Longchamp In October.