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Poitou

[pwa-too] /pwaˈtu/
noun
1.
a region and former province in W France.
2.
Gate of, a wide pass near Poitiers.
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  • The provincial estates of Poitou, meeting in the Dominican convent of Poitiers, presented a contrast of this kind.

  • You will be surprised to hear that I am going to visit my estates in Poitou.

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  • He justified himself by his having acted under the orders of his commander of Poitou.

  • The regiment of Poitou had suffered heavily in the battles of Freiburg.

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  • Then in the winter of 1173-4 he turned upon his son Richard's partisans in Poitou, and, after much fighting, pacified the land.

    A History of England Charles Oman
  • You are only ten days' journey from Poitou, and I should advise you to start at once.

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  • At last, on the advice of Hubert, they journeyed south into Poitou.

  • As soon as spring set in, the Poitou regiment marched to join the marshal.

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  • Pierre-Marie Daburon belonged to one of the oldest families of Poitou.

    The Widow Lerouge Emile Gaboriau
  • So in 1241 he picked a quarrel with the good King Lewis, and invaded Poitou.

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British Dictionary definitions for Poitou

Poitou

/French pwatu/
noun
1.
a former province of W central France, on the Atlantic. Chief town: Poitiers
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