Definition of Hanoverian in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhanə(ʊ)ˈvɪərɪən/


Relating to the royal house of Hanover.
Example sentences
  • After Queen Anne's death and the discontinuation of the Royal Touch by the Hanoverian monarchs in Britain, the practice continued in earnest in France.
  • Her branch of the Hanoverian royal house only took over when the last Stuart monarch, Anne, died childless in 1714 and they had to bypass 70-odd better claimants because they were Catholic.
  • With the death of his elder brother the duke of York in 1827, he became heir presumptive to the Hanoverian throne, since his niece Princess Victoria could not inherit it.


1 (usually the Hanoverians) Any of the British sovereigns from George I to Victoria.
Example sentences
  • The issue of direct royal control over the army largely died away during the reign of Queen Anne and the Hanoverians.
  • The colonial militias were transplants from England, modeled on the home defense forces successively raised and reformed under the Tudors, the Stuarts, and the Hanoverians.
  • Under the Hanoverians the heir to the throne supported opposition to his father's government almost as a matter of course.
2A medium-built horse of a German breed, developed for use both as a riding horse and in harness.
Example sentences
  • Spend the nights in fly - camps, then gallop with Africa's wildlife, on thoroughbreds, Namibian Hanoverians and Kalahari Arabs from 14-16.2 hands high.
  • The Germans preferred solid Hanoverians and Trakheners, and one German officer commented on the ‘cat-like Arab mounts’ ridden by French hussars.
  • The bay Hanoverian continued to rise to the occasion, putting in a smooth performance to his Spanish themed music called ‘Peruvian Prince.’

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