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Hanoverian

[han-oh-veer-ee-uh n] /ˌhæn oʊˈvɪər i ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the former ruling house of Hanover.
noun
2.
a supporter of the house of Hanover.
Origin of Hanoverian
1765-1775
1765-75; Hanover + -ian
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  • They withdrew to the room assigned to them, and the Hanoverian editor proceeded to examine the Berlin newspaper.

    The Prussian Terror Alexandre Dumas
  • I should be sorry to have to shoot so distinguished a follower of Hanoverian George.

    In the King's Name George Manville Fenn
  • The white ribbon, like the white cockade, distinguished a Jacobite; the red ribbon and the black cockade were Hanoverian.

    Out in the Forty-Five Emily Sarah Holt
  • For hunting, use the first; if the Hanoverian it should not be too narrow.

  • To such an extent did the people refuse to fight it that the Hanoverian King had to hire Hessian mercenaries.

  • These small sailing vessels we see are from the Hanoverian and Danish coasts.

    A Tramp's Wallet William Duthie
  • Anne had no child to succeed her; and the thought of the Hanoverian succession was by no means universally approved.

    Tom Tufton's Travels Evelyn Everett-Green
  • My father was as fervent a Hanoverian as I was and still am.

    Yule Logs Various
  • The establishment of the Hanoverian house had thus very much the appearance of a triumph of a faction.

    A History of England, Period III. Rev. J. Franck Bright
  • On July 1st, news came of the capitulation of the Hanoverian Army.

    The Prussian Terror Alexandre Dumas
British Dictionary definitions for Hanoverian

Hanoverian

/ˌhænəˈvɪərɪən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or situated in Hannover
2.
of or relating to the princely house of Hanover or to the monarchs of England or their reigns from 1714 to 1901
noun
3.
a member or supporter of the house of Hanover
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