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or Ro·ma·noff

[roh-muh-nawf, -nof, roh-mah-nuh f; Russian ruh-mah-nuh f]
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  1. a member of the imperial dynasty of Russia that ruled from 1613 to 1917.
  2. Mi·kha·il Feo·do·ro·vich [myi-khuh-yeel fyaw-duh-ruh-vyich] /myɪ xʌˈyil ˈfyɔ də rə vyɪtʃ/, 1596–1645, emperor of Russia 1613–45: first ruler of the house of Romanov.
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  • I told him flatly that I would take no part in any Romanov adventures.

    The Russian Turmoil

    Anton Ivanovich Denikin

  • Anastasia Romanova, daughter of Roman, hence the name by which the family was afterwards distinguished—Romanov.

  • Public opinion is definitely and resolutely opposed to any members of the House of Romanov holding any office in the State.

    The Russian Turmoil

    Anton Ivanovich Denikin

  • Not only was the Romanov dynasty ended, but equally so was monarchical Absolutism itself.


    John Spargo

  • The Romanov family in especial suffered severely from these delations.

British Dictionary definitions for romanov


  1. any member of the Russian imperial dynasty that ruled from the crowning (1613) of Mikhail Fyodorovich to the abdication (1917) of Nicholas II during the February Revolution
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