[krom-wel-ee-uh n, kruhm-]
- of, relating to, or characteristic of the politics, practices, etc., of Oliver Cromwell or of the Commonwealth and Protectorate.
- noting or pertaining to a style of English furnishings of the middle 17th century, characterized by austerity, the use of oak and leather, and simple, decorative moldings.
Origin of Cromwellian
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There is a Cromwellian fort at Tresco, on a narrow rock jutting into the sea.The Cornwall Coast
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But, reader, these were Cromwellian times, and such were Cromwellian customs.
By sunrise on the 29th, the Cromwellian garrison beat to arms.
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