[ing-glish-ree or, often, -lish-]


the fact of being English, especially by birth.
a population that is English or of English descent: the Englishry of Ireland.

Origin of Englishry

1250–1300; late Middle English Englisherie < Anglo-French Englescherie, equivalent to Middle English Englisch English + Anglo-French -erie -ery
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noun rare

people of English descent, esp in Ireland
the fact or condition of being an Englishman or Englishwoman, esp by birth
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