Valois

adjective
Va·​lois | \ ˈval-ˌwä How to pronounce Valois (audio) , val-ˈwä \

Definition of Valois

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the French royal house that ruled from 1328 to 1589

Valois

geographical name
Va·​lois | \ ˈval-ˌwä How to pronounce Valois (audio) , väl-ˈwä \

Definition of Valois (Entry 2 of 2)

medieval county and duchy of northern France in northeastern Île-de-France; capital Crépy-en-Valois

First Known Use of Valois

Adjective

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Valois

Adjective

after Philip, Count of Valois (1293-1350), who became Philip VI, king of France, in 1328 as next male successor to the Capetian kings

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“Valois.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Valois. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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