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[krom-wel-ee-uh n, kruhm-]
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the politics, practices, etc., of Oliver Cromwell or of the Commonwealth and Protectorate.
  2. noting or pertaining to a style of English furnishings of the middle 17th century, characterized by austerity, the use of oak and leather, and simple, decorative moldings.
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Origin of Cromwellian

First recorded in 1715–25; Cromwell + -ian
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