a former province in NW Germany, now a part of North Rhine-Westphalia: treaty ending the Thirty Years' War 1648.
- German Westfalen.
- West·pha·li·an, adjective, noun
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How to use Westphalia in a sentence
Start out with that so you understand what happened, beginning with the Treaty of Westphalia.
I propose three explanations—diagnoses—for what ails climate politics: First, what I call the “cancer of Westphalia.”The Big Idea: Why Are Climate Change Negotiations Failing? | Paul G. Harris | July 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The CDU lost a state election in North Rhine-Westphalia on May 9.
Into this life Germany had sunk, from the peace of Westphalia.
In Westphalia at one time Falk was sentenced to be burned as a sorcerer, but escaped to England.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements | Nesta H. Webster
A few minor operations followed, and then came the welcome news of the conclusion of the treaty of Westphalia.
In the political constitution of Germany the peace of Westphalia did not so much make changes as sanction those already effected.
The state of things which actually existed the peace of Westphalia made legal.
British Dictionary definitions for Westphalia
a historic region of NW Germany, now mostly in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia: German name: Westfalen
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