noun Bret·wal·da

Definition of Bretwalda



  1. :  the chief king in Anglo-Saxon England —used as a title in the Old English Chronicle for several kings said to have held supremacy over kingdoms beyond their own

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Origin and Etymology of bretwalda

Old English bretwalda, brytenwealda, probably from Bryten Britain + -walda, -wealda (from wealdan to rule) — more at wield

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to criticize severely

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