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or Kur·land

[koo r-luh nd]
  1. a former duchy on the Baltic: later, a province of Russia and, in 1918, incorporated into Latvia.
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Historical Examples of courland

  • The dear Prince of Courland was in this case, to my great disappointment.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • Anne of Courland accepted the conditions and came to Moscow.

    The Story of Russia

    R. Van Bergen, M.A.

  • The name of his mother was Kettler; she was born in Courland.

  • The dukedom of Courland will serve him as a stepping stone to the throne.

  • Before him lies the regent, Duke Biron of Courland, with his wife by his side.

British Dictionary definitions for courland



  1. a region of Latvia, between the Gulf of Riga and the Lithuanian borderLatvian name: Kurzeme
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