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Lancastrian

[lang-kas-tree-uh n]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the royal family of Lancaster.
noun
  1. an adherent or member of the house of Lancaster, especially in the Wars of the Roses.
  2. a native or resident of Lancashire or Lancaster.

Origin of Lancastrian

First recorded in 1800–10; Lancast(e)r + -ian
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Examples from the Web for lancastrian

Historical Examples

  • His father had been one of the founders of the Lancastrian School.

    A Portrait of Old George Town

    Grace Dunlop Ecker

  • He is young yet, but how different the youth of Lancastrian Edward!

  • The leaders of the Lancastrian party used the same precaution.

  • This strictly Lancastrian provincialism is supposed to be a corruption of “choose how.”

    It Might Have Been

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • The battle of Barnet had not, in reality, greatly weakened the Lancastrian cause.


British Dictionary definitions for lancastrian

Lancastrian

noun
  1. a native or resident of Lancashire or Lancaster
  2. an adherent of the house of Lancaster in the Wars of the RosesCompare Yorkist
adjective
  1. of or relating to Lancashire or Lancaster
  2. of or relating to the house of Lancaster
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