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Lan·cas·ter 1

 (lăng′kə-stər, lăn′-)
English royal house that from 1399 to 1461 produced three kings of England—Henry IV, Henry V, and Henry VI. During the Wars of the Roses its symbol was a red rose.

Lan·cas′tri·an (lăng-kăs′trē-ən) adj. & n.

Lan·cas·ter 2

 (lăng′kə-stər, -kăs′tər, lăn′-)
1. A city of northwest England north of Liverpool. Chartered in 1193, it was built on the site of a Roman frontier station.
2. A city of southeast Pennsylvania west of Philadelphia. A trade center in a rich farming region, it was settled by German Mennonites c. 1709 and was the meeting place of the Continental Congress in 1777.
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(Peoples) a native or resident of Lancashire or Lancaster
(Placename) of or relating to Lancashire or Lancaster


(Historical Terms) an adherent of the house of Lancaster in the Wars of the Roses. Compare Yorkist
(Historical Terms) of or relating to the house of Lancaster
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(læŋˈkæs tri ən)

1. of or pertaining to the royal family of Lancaster.
2. an adherent or member of the house of Lancaster, esp. in the Wars of the Roses.
3. a native or resident of Lancashire or Lancaster, England.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lancastrian - a member (or supporter) of the house of Lancaster
House of Lancaster, Lancastrian line, Lancaster - the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its emblem was a red rose
English person - a native or inhabitant of England
2.Lancastrian - a resident of Lancaster
Lancaster - a city in northwestern England
English person - a native or inhabitant of England
Adj.1.Lancastrian - of or relating to the former English royal house or their supporters; "Lancastrian royalty"
2.Lancastrian - of or relating to the English city of Lancaster or its residents; "Lancastrian city center"
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A. ADJde Lancashire
B. Nnativo/a m/f de Lancashire, habitante mf de Lancashire
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Truly, England was an ill place for him because of Sir Walter's death and the hate of the Lancastrian's kinsmen."
Yet Rattray's visit left its own mark on my mind; and long after he was gone I lay puzzling over the connection between a young Lancastrian, of good name, of ancient property, of great personal charm, and a crime of unparalleled atrocity committed in cold blood on the high seas.
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James Jackson, 60, fought a 12-year legal battle against the Royal Bank of Scotland, which made an error in sending confidential trading documents to the wrong place, leading to the collapse of his Lancashire-based importing company, Samson Lancastrian.
Historians said the Avro Lancastrian aircraft - based on the wartime Lancaster bomber - would be the only one in existence.
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