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Abbot of Misrule

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or Lord of Misrule. A person who used to superintend the Christmas diversions. In France the “Abbott of Misrule” was called Lʹabbé de Liesse (jollity). In Scotland the master of revels was called the “Master of Unreason.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Abambou
Abandon
Abandon fait larron
Abaris
Abate
Abatement
Abaton
Abbassides
Abbey Laird (An)
Abbey-lubber (An)
Abbot of Misrule
Abbotsford
Abd
Abdael
Abdallah
Abdallah
Abdals
Abdera
Abderitan
Abderitan Laughter
Abderite

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Abbot of Misrule