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pre-Elizabethan

[ pree-i-liz-uh-bee-thuhn, -beth-uhn ]
/ ˌpri ɪˌlɪz əˈbi θən, -ˈbɛθ ən /
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adjective
(of English culture, history, traditions, etc.) before the reign of Queen Elizabeth I; before the second half of the 16th century.
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