What is the meaning of Abbey?

The office or dominion of an abbot or abbess.

A monastery or society of people, secluded from the world and devoted to religion and celibacy, which is headed by an abbot or abbess; also, the monastic building or buildings.

The church of a monastery.

A residence that was previously an abbatial building.

An abbey (a building or monastic institution).

The church located inside a monastery.

Abbotship; abbacy.

Source: wiktionary.org