Origin of Ruritania
Examples from the Web for ruritanian
"You have heard me speak of the Ruritanian Relief Fund," she said in a splendid off-hand tone.
To return to our Ruritanian loan, which we left being underwritten.International Finance|Hartley Withers
British Dictionary definitions for ruritanian (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for ruritanian (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for ruritanian
"utopian," 1896, from Ruritania, name of an imaginary kingdom in "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1894) by Anthony Hope (1863-1933), who coined it from Latin rus (genitive ruris) "country" (see rural) + Latinate ending -itania (cf. Mauritania).