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: the Celtic language of the ancient Britons
: british english
plural in construction
: the people of Great Britain or the Commonwealth of Nations
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
Middle English Bruttische of Britain, from Old English Brettisc, from Brettas Britons, of Celt origin; akin to Welsh Brython Briton
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(Entry 1 of 2)
: of or relating to Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) or the British
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: the people of Great Britain
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