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  • noun Plural form of abbatie.


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  • The lines were about a mile and a half in extent, including the angles, cannon proof, with a chain of five redoubts, or rather fortresses, with ditches, as had also the lines that formed the intervals, raised on the parapet and the counterscarp, and the whole surrounded with the most formidable abbaties.

    The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn


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