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adjective (1)

Lan·​cas·​tri·​an lan-ˈka-strē-ən How to pronounce Lancastrian (audio) laŋ- How to pronounce Lancastrian (audio)
: of or relating to the English royal house that ruled from 1399 to 1461


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adjective (2)

Lan·​cas·​tri·​an laŋ-ˈka-strē-ən How to pronounce Lancastrian (audio) lan- How to pronounce Lancastrian (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Lancaster
Lancastrian noun
plural Lancastrians

Examples of Lancastrian in a Sentence

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The first and most romantic show in the trilogy, The White Queen, casts Rebecca Ferguson as Elizabeth Woodville, the young Lancastrian widow who wins the heart of the Yorkist monarch Edward IV. Judy Berman, TIME, 5 Apr. 2024

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Word History


Adjective (1)

John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster

First Known Use

Adjective (1)

1612, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

circa 1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Lancastrian was in 1612

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“Lancastrian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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