- a member of any of several groupings of North American Indians comprising emigrants from the Creek Confederacy territories to Florida or their descendants in Florida and Oklahoma, especially the culturally conservative present-day Florida Indians.
- either of the Muskogean languages spoken by the Seminoles, comprising Mikasuki and the Florida or Seminole dialect of Creek.
- of or relating to the Seminoles or their languages.
Origin of Seminole
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Contemporary Examples of seminole
Six female jurors sitting at Seminole County Criminal Justice Center in Sanford took more than 16 hours to decide their verdict.George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty; Looks Forward to 'Getting His Life Back'
July 14, 2013
They took the woman into custody around 3:30 p.m. “where she was residing in Seminole County,” according to the statement.George Zimmerman’s Wife Arrested for Allegedly Hiding Knowledge of Online Account
June 13, 2012
Reporters seeking copies from the Seminole County court clerk were turned down on account of the order.Zimmerman’s Lawyers Ask Judge to Recuse Herself, Records Sealed
April 17, 2012
The opponents prominently included Norman Wolfinger, the state attorney for Seminole and Brevard counties.
At the Seminole County Court, the Stakes case was recorded as Number 52012mm00266A.
Historical Examples of seminole
I would not take the word of a Seminole under any condition.
In the meantime, the Seminole was bearing the girl swiftly and silently away.
Even more threatening than the Seminole troubles was the Texas problem.Expansion and Conflict
William E. Dodd
They are worse than the Seminole Indians, declared Mr. Seabury.The Motor Boys in Strange Waters
His speeches in congress on the Seminole war were much admired.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology
- plural -noles or -nole a member of a North American Indian people consisting of Creeks who moved into Florida in the 18th century
- the language of this people, belonging to the Muskhogean family
Word Origin for Seminole
1763, from Creek (Muskogean) simano:li, earlier simalo:ni "wild, untamed, runaway," from American Spanish cimarron (see maroon (v.)). They fought ward against U.S. troops 1817-18 and 1835-42, after which they largely were removed to Indian Territory (Oklahoma).