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Westphalia

[west-fey-lee-uh, -feyl-yuh]
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noun
  1. a former province in NW Germany, now a part of North Rhine-Westphalia: treaty ending the Thirty Years' War 1648.
German Westfalen.
Related formsWest·pha·li·an, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples

  • It is stated, for example, to be very common among the Westphalian peasantry.

    Clairvoyance

    Charles Webster Leadbeater

  • The Westphalian peasants also are noted for the power of Second Sight.

  • The chief meeting-place of the Westphalian consistory was Cassel.

  • Since 1889 the 13th (1st Westphalian) Infantry has borne his name.

  • And bayoneted two officers of the Westphalian commissariat, wounding a third.

    The Day of Wrath

    Louis Tracy


British Dictionary definitions for westphalian

Westphalian

adjective
  1. of or relating to the historic German region of Westphalia or its inhabitants
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Westphalia

Westphalia

noun
  1. a historic region of NW Germany, now mostly in the state of North Rhine-WestphaliaGerman name: Westfalen
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