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Tynwald

[tin-wuh ld]
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noun
  1. the legislature of the Isle of Man, consisting of the lieutenant governor, the council, and the House of Keys.
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Origin of Tynwald

< Old Norse thingvollr. See thing2
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Historical Examples

  • And when they're making you Dempster, you'll back us up in the Tynwald Coort.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • We're going up to Tynwald Coort on Tynwald day, two thousand strong.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • And when he goes to the Tynwald Coort there, it'll be lockjaw and the measles with some of them.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • On the top round of the Tynwald the King sat on a chair and faced to the east.

  • You were on the top of the Tynwald, and there was a great crowd.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine


British Dictionary definitions for tynwald

Tynwald

noun
  1. the Tynwald the Parliament of the Isle of Man, consisting of the crown, lieutenant governor, House of Keys, and legislative councilFull name: the Tynwald Court
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Word Origin

C15: from Old Norse thingvollr, from thing assembly + vollr field
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