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Tynwald

[tin-wuh ld] /ˈtɪn wəld/
noun
1.
the legislature of the Isle of Man, consisting of the lieutenant governor, the council, and the House of Keys.
Origin of Tynwald
< Old Norse thingvollr. See thing2
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  • This assembly of people and Church in joint session assented, and the desires of the people became Acts of Tynwald.

  • And when they're making you Dempster, you'll back us up in the Tynwald Coort.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • And when he goes to the Tynwald Coort there, it'll be lockjaw and the measles with some of them.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • We're going up to Tynwald Coort on Tynwald day, two thousand strong.

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  • It was their language at Tynwald; they sang their grim carvals in it, and their wailing, woful ballads.

  • The ground at Tynwald Hill (as it is called) remains unchanged.

  • The day of Tynwald came, and the week before it had passed like a year.

    The Deemster Hall Caine
  • At ten o'clock the open green that surrounds the hill of Tynwald was densely thronged.

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  • When he came by the Tynwald he paused and turned partly toward Greeba, as though half minded to alter his course.

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  • Tynwald Day as described by Mr. Hall Caine is an interesting, historic, but not an impressive ceremony.

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British Dictionary definitions for Tynwald

Tynwald

/ˈtɪnwəld; ˈtaɪn-/
noun
1.
the Tynwald, the Parliament of the Isle of Man, consisting of the crown, lieutenant governor, House of Keys, and legislative council Full name the Tynwald Court
Word Origin
C15: from Old Norse thingvollr, from thing assembly + vollr field
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