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cachet Tweet Definition of cachet Like Definition of cachet on Facebook
noun
  1. A special characteristic or quality.
I remember when this diner was a quiet hangout, but lately it seems to be losing its .
  1. (archaic) A seal, as of a letter.
camarilla Tweet Definition of camarilla Like Definition of camarilla on Facebook
noun
  1. A secret, usually sinister, group of conspiring advisors close to the leadership; a cabal
cameralist Tweet Definition of cameralist Like Definition of cameralist on Facebook
noun
  1. a public administrative servant of continental rulers of the 17th and 18th centuries who was a mercantilist and advocated economic policies tending to strengthen the position of the ruler
  2. an economist who strongly emphasizes political factors in recommending economic policy
cavalier Tweet Definition of cavalier Like Definition of cavalier on Facebook
noun
  1. A military man serving on horse.
  2. A gay, sprightly, military man; hence, a gallant.
  3. One of the court party in the time of King Charles I, as contrasted with a Roundhead or an adherent of Parliament.
  4. A work of more than ordinary height, rising from the level ground of a bastion, etc., and overlooking surrounding parts.
  5. A well mannered man; a gentleman.
adjective
  1. gay, Gay; easy; offhand; frank.
The very dignified officials were confused by his manner.
  1. high-spirited, High-spirited.
  2. supercilious, Supercilious; haughty; disdainful; curt; brusque.
  3. Of or pertaining to the party of King Charles I.
chevalier Tweet Definition of chevalier Like Definition of chevalier on Facebook
noun
  1. A cavalier; a knight.
  2. In tarot cards, the card between the valet and the dame
chivalry Tweet Definition of chivalry Like Definition of chivalry on Facebook
noun
  1. An ethical code that was prevalent in Medieval Europe. It was the honor code of the knight Its primary virtues were:
    • mercy (Towards the poor and oppressed. They were supposed to be harsh with evil-doers.)
    • humility
    • honor
    • sacrifice
    • fear of God
    • faithfulness
    • courage
    • utmost graciousness and courtesy to ladies
churl Tweet Definition of churl Like Definition of churl on Facebook
noun
  1. a boorish person; a peasant
  2. (ížéodisc Geléafa): a freedman, ranked below a thane but above a thrall
  3. (Shakespearean) ill-mannered lout
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commander Tweet Definition of commander Like Definition of commander on Facebook
noun (plural:commanders)
  1. One who exercises control and direction of a military or naval organization.
  2. A naval officer whose rank is above that of a lieutenant commander and below that of captain.
  3. One who exercises control and direction over a group of persons.
commandery Tweet Definition of commandery Like Definition of commandery on Facebook
noun (commanderies)
  1. (obsolete, US) (alternative spelling of, commandry)
companion Tweet Definition of companion Like Definition of companion on Facebook
noun
  1. a friend, acquaintance, or partner; someone with whom one spends time or keeps company
His dog has been his trusted for the last five years.
  1. (dated) a person employed to accompany or travel with another
  2. (nautical) The framework on the quarterdeck of a sailing ship through which daylight entered the cabins below
  3. (nautical) The covering of a hatchway on an upper deck which leads to the companionway; the stairs themselves
conquest Tweet Definition of conquest Like Definition of conquest on Facebook
noun
  1. victory gained through combat; the subjugation of an enemy
  2. overcoming of a weakness
  3. a person whose affection has been won
consul Tweet Definition of consul Like Definition of consul on Facebook
noun
  1. An official residing in a foreign country in order to protect the interests of citizens from his nation.
consulate Tweet Definition of consulate Like Definition of consulate on Facebook
noun
  1. The residency of a consul
count Tweet Definition of count Like Definition of count on Facebook
noun
  1. The male ruler of a county. Also known as an earl, especially in England. (The female equivalent is countess.)
  2. The result of a tally that reveals the number of items in a set.
  3. A countdown.
  4. A charge of misconduct brought in a legal proceeding.
verb
  1. (intransitive): To enumerate the digits of one's numeral system.
Can you to a hundred?
  1. (transitive): To determine the number (of objects in a group.)
There are three apples; them.
  1. (intransitive) to matter
Your views don't here
  1. (intransitive) to be an example of something
Apples as a type of fruit
  1. (transitive) to consider something an example of something
I apples as a type of fruit
countess Tweet Definition of countess Like Definition of countess on Facebook
noun
  1. The wife of a count or earl, or the title used by a women who holds the title in her own right.
  2. The title used by a female who holds an earldom in her own right.
Elizabeth Millicent Leveson-Gower is 24th Countess of Sutherland; her son will be the 25th Earl.
county Tweet Definition of county Like Definition of county on Facebook
noun (counties)
  1. Formerly, the land ruled by a count or a countess.
  2. An administrative region of various countries, including Canada, China, Croatia, France, the Republic of Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Serbia and Montenegro and Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  3. A definitive geographic region, without direct administrative functions, as in traditional county.
Crusade Tweet Definition of Crusade Like Definition of Crusade on Facebook
proper noun
  1. One of a series of ostensibly religious campaigns by Christian forces from the 11th to the 13th century, mostly to capture the Holy Land from the Muslims who occupied it.
curfew Tweet Definition of curfew Like Definition of curfew on Facebook
noun
  1. a regulation requiring people to be off the streets and in their homes by a certain time
  2. the time that this restriction begins
  3. a signal indicating this time

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