[ lawd ]
/ lɔd /
William,1573–1645, archbishop of Canterbury and opponent of Puritanism: executed for treason.
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British Dictionary definitions for william laud (1 of 2)
/ (lɔːd) literary /
(tr) to praise or glorify
praise or glorification
Derived Formslauder, noun
Word Origin for laud
C14: vb from Latin laudāre; n from laudēs, pl of Latin laus praise
British Dictionary definitions for william laud (2 of 2)
/ (lɔːd) /
William. 1573–1645, English prelate; archbishop of Canterbury (1633–45). His persecution of Puritans and his High Church policies in England and Scotland were a cause of the Civil War; he was impeached by the Long Parliament (1640) and executed
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