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Castilian

[ka-stil-yuh n] /kæˈstɪl yən/
noun
1.
the dialect of Spanish spoken in Castile.
2.
the official standard form of the Spanish language as spoken in Spain, based on this dialect.
3.
a native or inhabitant of Castile.
adjective
4.
of or relating to Castile.
Origin of Castilian
1520-1530
1520-30; Castile + -ian
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  • More than once the province rose in arms to resist the imposition of taxes of Castilian origin.

    A History of Spain Charles E. Chapman
  • This is what gives to the name "Castilian," its proud significance.

    A Short History of Spain Mary Platt Parmele
  • Despite such artificial barriers, however, Castilian speech continued to advance upon its conquering way.

  • This proceeds in part from idleness and in part from Castilian pride.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • The Castilian guards, however, refused to draw on their countrymen in defence of a Jewess.

    Patraas R. H. Busk
  • That, however, the Castilian name should be employed later, is curious.

  • He knew more Castilian than the others, who gathered round him as he translated.

    Brandon of the Engineers Harold Bindloss
  • Her appearance was kindly, but her tongue not very flexible to the Castilian.

    An Eagle Flight Jos Rizal
British Dictionary definitions for Castilian

Castilian

/kæˈstɪljən/
noun
1.
the Spanish dialect of Castile; the standard form of European Spanish
2.
a native or inhabitant of Castile
adjective
3.
denoting, relating to, or characteristic of Castile, its inhabitants, or the standard form of European Spanish
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