- a tin-mining region or district.
- a place where tin is mined or smelted.
Origin of stannary
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Examples from the Web for stannaries
A resignation of the Wardenship of the Stannaries had been extorted from him.Sir Walter Ralegh
As a reward he was appointed in 1742 Warden of the Stannaries.Lord Chatham
Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
In 1198 appears a letter from the Warden of the Stannaries to the Justiciar.Cornwall
As Warden of the Stannaries he introduced reforms which greatly mitigated the hardships of the miners.Raleigh
This is still the principal town of the Stannaries, wherein the court is held relating to those causes.
- the Stannaries a tin-mining district of Devon and Cornwall, formerly under the jurisdiction of special courts
- a place or region where tin is mined or worked
C15: from Medieval Latin stannāria, from Late Latin: stannum, tin