Oliverian

noun
Ol·​i·​ve·​ri·​an | \ ˌäləˈvirēən \
plural -s

Definition of Oliverian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an adherent or partisan of Oliver Cromwell

Oliverian

adjective

Definition of Oliverian (Entry 2 of 2)

: cromwellian

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History and Etymology for Oliverian

Noun

Oliver Cromwell †1658 English general and statesman + English -ian

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“Oliverian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oliverian. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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