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[ang-gloh-nawr-muh n]
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  1. pertaining to the period, 1066–1154, when England was ruled by Normans.
  2. of or relating to Anglo-Normans or the Anglo-Norman dialect.
  1. a Norman who settled in England after 1066, or a descendant of one.
  2. Anglo-French(def 3).

Origin of Anglo-Norman

First recorded in 1725–35
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Examples from the Web for anglo-norman

Historical Examples

  • This was its state through the Anglo-Norman and Plantagenet reigns.

    The Town

    Leigh Hunt

  • This was a Cromwellian modification of the Anglo-Norman oath.

    The Quest for a Lost Race

    Thomas E. Pickett

  • But there was always a tendency to lawlessness wherever the Anglo-Norman went.

    The Quest for a Lost Race

    Thomas E. Pickett

  • Anglo-Norman and Celt, feudalist and tribesman, alike were Catholics.

  • Perhaps the Anglo-Norman fault had ramifications in the affected areas?

    The Tremendous Event

    Maurice Leblanc

British Dictionary definitions for anglo-norman


  1. relating to the Norman conquerors of England, their society, or their language
  1. a Norman inhabitant of England after 1066
  2. the Anglo-French language
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