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Trent

[trent] /trɛnt/
noun
1.
Italian Trento. Ancient Tridentum. a city in N Italy, on the Adige River.
2.
Council of, the ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church that met at Trent intermittently from 1545 to 1563, and defined church doctrine and condemned the Reformation.
3.
a river in central England, flowing NE from Staffordshire to the Humber. 170 miles (275 km) long.
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  • The reader will please to remember that Rubygill Abbey was north of Trent.

    Maid Marian Thomas Love Peacock
  • Nowadays the situation is certainly not worse than it was at the time of the Council of Trent.

  • Mrs. Trent was kindly, careless, and quite generous as regards money.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • Mrs. Trent, quite naturally, refused to have anything further to do with Meg.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • Before I answer that question, Mrs. Trent, may I ask why you should want to know?

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
British Dictionary definitions for Trent

Trent

/trɛnt/
noun
1.
a river in central England, rising in Staffordshire and flowing generally northeast into the Humber: the chief river of the Midlands. Length: 270 km (170 miles)
2.
Also Trient the German name for Trento
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Word Origin and History for Trent

river in England, from Celtic, perhaps "great wanderer," in reference to its flooding. The city in Italy (Italian Trento) is Roman Tridentum, in reference to the triple-peaked mountain nearby. The great ecumenical council there was from 1543-63.

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