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[too-der, tyoo-] /ˈtu dər, ˈtyu-/
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a member of the royal family that ruled in England from 1485 to 1603.
pertaining or belonging to the English royal house of Tudor.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the periods of the reigns of the Tudor sovereigns:
Tudor architecture.
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pre-Tudor, adjective Unabridged
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  • In short, the Tudor system represents, in the most complete form possible, the State regulation of private industry.

  • "I am afraid there is a mixture of truth in what he says," said Mrs. Tudor, at last.

    Great Uncle Hoot-Toot Mrs. Molesworth
  • I understood that you and Mr. Tudor were dining at the Glynns' to-night.'

    Uncle Max Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • You are almost the last person I should have looked to for a sentiment about Tudor foundations.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • This treatise on the middle Tudor period is one of the most fascinating historical treatises in the whole range of literature.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
British Dictionary definitions for Tudor


an English royal house descended from a Welsh squire, Owen Tudor (died 1461), and ruling from 1485 to 1603. Monarchs of the Tudor line were Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I
denoting a style of architecture of the late perpendicular period and characterized by half-timbered houses
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Word Origin and History for Tudor

1779, from Welsh surname Tewdwr, used of the line of English sovereigns from Henry VII to Elizabeth I, descended from Owen Tudor, who married Catherine, widowed queen of Henry V. Applied from 1815 to a style of architecture prevalent during these reigns. The name is the Welsh form of Theodore.

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