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Westminster Abbey

a Gothic church in London, England. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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British Dictionary definitions for Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

a Gothic church in London: site of a Benedictine monastery (1050–65); scene of the coronations of almost all English monarchs since William I
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Westminster Abbey in Culture

Westminster Abbey definition

Famous church located in London, England. Almost all English monarchs since William the Conqueror have been crowned there.

Note: Distinguished English subjects are buried there. The Poets' Corner contains the graves of great English writers, including Geoffrey Chaucer and Robert Browning.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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