Brabant [br uh- bant, brah-b uh nt; Dutch b-bahnt; rah b French r a- bah] n noun a former duchy in W Europe, now divided between the Netherlands and Belgium. a province in central Belgium. 1268 sq. mi. (3285 sq. km). : Brussels. Capital Related forms Bra·bant·ine , [br uh- ban-tin, -tahyn] /brəˈbæn tɪn, -taɪn/ adjective
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Brabant, the blood of Charlemagne was in his veins through his mother. Brabant made a gesture towards the main hatch, then stepped forward.
Diaz stepped below to
Brabant, who was lying in his bunk reading a book. Brabant was seated on the skylight with an outspread chart before him.
"Away with him below," said
Brabant, turning on his heel and walking aft. British Dictionary definitions for brabant noun a former duchy of W Europe: divided when Belgium became independent (1830), the south forming the Belgian provinces of Antwerp and Brabant and the north forming the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands a former province of central Belgium; replaced in 1995 by the provinces of Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant
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Word Origin and History for brabant
region in eastern Belgium (in Middle Ages much more extensive), from Old High German
brahha "newly broken land" (see break (v.)) + bant "region."
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