Westminster Abbey


noun

a Gothic church in London, England.

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British Dictionary definitions for Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

noun

a Gothic church in London: site of a Benedictine monastery (1050–65); scene of the coronations of almost all English monarchs since William I
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Cultural definitions for Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Famous church located in London, England. Almost all English monarchs since William the Conqueror have been crowned there.

notes for Westminster Abbey

Distinguished English subjects are buried there. The Poets' Corner contains the graves of great English writers, including Geoffrey Chaucer and Robert Browning.
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