Hanoverian

adjective
Han·​o·​ve·​ri·​an | \ ˌha-nə-ˈvir-ē-ən How to pronounce Hanoverian (audio) , -ˈver- \

Definition of Hanoverian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or supporting the German ducal house of Hanover
2 : of or relating to the British royal house that ruled from 1714 to 1901

Hanoverian

noun

Definition of Hanoverian (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a member or supporter of the ducal or of the British royal Hanoverian house
2 : any of a breed of horses of German origin bred to excel in equestrian competition (such as dressage and jumping)

First Known Use of Hanoverian

Adjective

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Hanoverian

Adjective

Hanover, Germany

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“Hanoverian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hanoverian. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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