Laud

[ lawd ]
/ lɔd /

noun

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)

laud

/ (lɔːd) literary /

verb

(tr) to praise or glorify

noun

praise or glorification

Derived Forms

lauder, 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)

Laud

/ (lɔːd) /

noun

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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