- a village in S South Carolina, on Port Royal island: colonized by French Huguenots 1562.
- a historic town on SE Jamaica at the entrance to Kingston harbor: a former capital of Jamaica.
- former name of Annapolis Royal.
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Her great act of benevolence was her protection of Port-Royal.Women of Modern France (Illustrated)
Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
In every way, the influence of Montaigne was repugnant to the men of Port-Royal.Pascal's Penses
Racine, believing his honour touched, joined in the fray and ridiculed the bigotry of Port-Royal.Queens of the French Stage
H. Noel Williams
Port-Royal was regarded as a centre of rebellious heresy; and Racine's piety to his early masters was humble and devout.A History of French Literature
The Jesuits had long called the little schools of Port-Royal the hot-beds of heresy.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)
- a fortified town in SE Jamaica, at the entrance to Kingston harbour: capital of Jamaica in colonial times
- the former name (until 1710) of Annapolis Royal
- (French pɔr rwajal) an educational institution about 27 km (17 miles) west of Paris that flourished from 1638 to 1704, when it was suppressed by papal bull as it had become a centre of Jansenism. Its teachers were noted esp for their work on linguistics: their Grammaire générale et raisonnée exercised much influence