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RI

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abbreviation
Rhode Island (approved especially for use with zip code).
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Other definitions for RI (2 of 3)

R.I.1

abbreviation
Queen and Empress.

Origin of R.I.

1
From Latin Rēgīna et Imperātrīx

Other definitions for RI (3 of 3)

R.I.2

abbreviation
King and Emperor.

Origin of R.I.

2
From Latin Rēx et Imperātor
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British Dictionary definitions for RI

RI

abbreviation for
Regina et Imperatrix
Rex et Imperator
Rhode Island
Royal Institution
religious instruction
(Republic of) Indonesia (international car registration)

Word Origin for RI

(sense 1) Latin: Queen and Empress (sense 2) Latin: King and Emperor (sense 6) R(epublic of) I(ndonesia)
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