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[awl-buh n, al-]
  1. Saint,3rd century a.d., first English martyr.
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Historical Examples of alban

  • It was a photograph of the Baron's castle in the Alban hills.

    The Eternal City

    Hall Caine

  • On the spot where Alban died the abbey was afterwards built.

  • It was there that the first British martyr, Saint Alban, was killed.

  • Alban pressed his friend's hand, and both were silent for some moments.

  • And yet, Alban, I am serious; and I do not presume to be so exacting as my words have implied.

British Dictionary definitions for alban


  1. Saint. 3rd century ad, the first English martyr. He was beheaded by the Romans on the site on which St Alban's Abbey now stands, for admitting his conversion to Christianity. Feast day: June 17
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