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Abbot of Unreason/Misrule

See also Lord of Misrule

A person selected in medieval times to preside over the Feast of Fools* or other revels and games celebrated at the Christmas/New Year season. He received a staff of office, retaining his authority throughout the feast. In a secularized form the institution survived into the seventeenth century.