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[juh-nee-vuh n]
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  1. of or relating to Geneva, Switzerland.
  2. Calvinistic.
  1. a native or inhabitant of Geneva, Switzerland.
  2. a Calvinist.

Origin of Genevan

First recorded in 1555–65; Genev(a) + -an
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Examples from the Web for genevan

Historical Examples

  • The annotations "placed in due order" are merely the Genevan notes.

    Notes and Queries, Number 187, May 28, 1853


  • This is a most effectual way of treating a delicate Genevan timepiece.

    In the Wilderness

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • On all accounts the Genevan was the better and was driving out its rival.

    The Greatest English Classic

    Cleland Boyd McAfee

  • Yet there could be no hope of gaining the approval of Elizabeth for the Genevan Bible.

    The Greatest English Classic

    Cleland Boyd McAfee

  • Indeed, we are not sure that he even mentioned the Genevan version.

    The Greatest English Classic

    Cleland Boyd McAfee

British Dictionary definitions for genevan


Genevese (ˌdʒɛnɪˈviːz)

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Geneva
  2. of, adhering to, or relating to the teachings of Calvin or the Calvinists
noun plural -vans or -vese
  1. a native or inhabitant of Geneva
  2. a less common name for a CalvinistSee Calvinist
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