[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
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Examples from the Web for englishry
Right must you be not to take back with you any of your Englishry—it's no place for them yet.The Letters of Henry James, Vol. II
This law of “Englishry” is often illustrated in old chronicles.Legal Lore
It was high time that this object should receive the attention of the Englishry of the province as one of his letters indicates.Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume I (of 2)
Wiliam Cabell Bruce
It was comprised in one word, which, as Clarendon tells us, was often in the mouths of the Englishry of that time.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Everything Saxon was vile, and the word 'Englishry' implied as much contempt and scorn as the word 'Irishry' in a later age.The Land-War In Ireland (1870)
- people of English descent, esp in Ireland
- the fact or condition of being an Englishman or Englishwoman, esp by birth