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[lang-kas-tree-uh n]
  1. of or relating to the royal family of Lancaster.
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  1. an adherent or member of the house of Lancaster, especially in the Wars of the Roses.
  2. a native or resident of Lancashire or Lancaster.
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Origin of Lancastrian

First recorded in 1800–10; Lancast(e)r + -ian
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Historical Examples of lancastrian

  • His father had been one of the founders of the Lancastrian School.

    A Portrait of Old George Town

    Grace Dunlop Ecker

  • He is young yet, but how different the youth of Lancastrian Edward!

  • The leaders of the Lancastrian party used the same precaution.

  • This strictly Lancastrian provincialism is supposed to be a corruption of “choose how.”

    It Might Have Been

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • The battle of Barnet had not, in reality, greatly weakened the Lancastrian cause.

British Dictionary definitions for lancastrian


  1. a native or resident of Lancashire or Lancaster
  2. an adherent of the house of Lancaster in the Wars of the RosesCompare Yorkist
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  1. of or relating to Lancashire or Lancaster
  2. of or relating to the house of Lancaster
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