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[han-oh-veer-ee-uh n]
  1. of or relating to the former ruling house of Hanover.
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  1. a supporter of the house of Hanover.
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Origin of Hanoverian

First recorded in 1765–75; Hanover + -ian
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Examples from the Web for hanoverian

Historical Examples

  • Before supper I spoke to the duchess about the poor Hanoverian.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • I should be sorry to have to shoot so distinguished a follower of Hanoverian George.

    In the King's Name

    George Manville Fenn

  • For hunting, use the first; if the Hanoverian it should not be too narrow.

  • These small sailing vessels we see are from the Hanoverian and Danish coasts.

    A Tramp's Wallet

    William Duthie

  • My father was as fervent a Hanoverian as I was and still am.

    Yule Logs


British Dictionary definitions for hanoverian


  1. of, relating to, or situated in Hannover
  2. of or relating to the princely house of Hanover or to the monarchs of England or their reigns from 1714 to 1901
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  1. a member or supporter of the house of Hanover
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