Definition of English Pale in English:

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English Pale

(also the Pale)
1A small area round Calais, the only part of France remaining in English hands after the Hundred Years War. It was recaptured by France in 1558.
2That part of Ireland over which England exercised jurisdiction before the whole country was conquered. Centred on Dublin, it varied in extent at different times from the reign of Henry II until the full conquest under Elizabeth I.

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Pale from pale2.

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