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  1. a town in S Karnataka, in S India, former capital of Mysore state: taken by the British 1799.
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Historical Examples of seringapatam

  • However, the Seringapatam only answered by showing her colours, and held on.

    The Green Hand

    George Cupples

  • Seringapatam was besieged, and on the 4th of May was stormed and captured.

  • None of us have ever been to Seringapatam, and should not know what to do when we got there.

  • He then set out with his army to bar the passage of the British to Seringapatam.

  • The island of Seringapatam was permanently occupied as a British possession.

British Dictionary definitions for seringapatam


  1. a small town in S India, in Karnataka on Seringapatam Island in the Cauvery River: capital of Mysore from 1610 to 1799, when it was besieged and captured by the British. Pop: 23 448 (2001)
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