Definition of Angevin in English:

Angevin

Line breaks: An|ge¦vin
Pronunciation: /ˈandʒəvɪn
 
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noun

  • 1A native, inhabitant, or ruler of Anjou.
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    • The Angevins recruited important artists to renew the capital of the kingdom.
  • 1.1Any of the Plantagenet kings of England, especially those who were also counts of Anjou (Henry II, Richard I, and John).
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    • Before the loss of Normandy and most of the other Angevin lands in France by King John, the Angevins understandably devoted their attention to their primary French estates.
    • The most important secular story for the Angevins and Plantagenets and their successors has long been acknowledged to be the eponymous foundation of Britain by Brutus.
    • Early in 1141 the Angevins captured Stephen in a battle at Lincoln.

adjective

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  • 1Relating to Anjou.
  • 1.1Relating to or denoting the Plantagenets: the Angevin kings
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    • Under the Norman and Angevin kings the pleas of the crown were noted by the sheriff and any fines due to the king from these offences were collected by him.
    • It should be remembered, however, that before the 13th century, the Norman and then Angevin kings paid little attention personally to extending their authority into Wales or Ireland.
    • After all, when it came to minting coins the Angevins introduced Angevin practice into both England and Normandy.

Origin

from French, from medieval Latin Andegavinus, from Andegavum 'Angers' (see Angers).

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