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rapparee Tweet Definition of rapparee Like Definition of rapparee on Facebook
  1. a bandit, brigand
recusancy Tweet Definition of recusancy Like Definition of recusancy on Facebook
noun (recusancies)
  1. obstinate, Obstinate refusal or opposition.
  2. The state of being a recusant; nonconformity.
recusant Tweet Definition of recusant Like Definition of recusant on Facebook
  1. (historical) someone refusing to attend Church of England services, between the sixteenth and early nineteenth centuries
  2. anyone refusing to submit to authority or regulation
  1. pertaining to a recusant or to recusancy
regency Tweet Definition of regency Like Definition of regency on Facebook
  1. a system of government that substitutes for the reign of a king or queen when that king or queen becomes unable to rule.
  2. the time during which a regent is in power.
  3. (Regency) in Great Britain, the time during which w:George IV, George, Prince of Wales, was Regent (1811-1820).
Reich Tweet Definition of Reich Like Definition of Reich on Facebook
  1. The territory of a German empire, or its government
Renaissance Tweet Definition of Renaissance Like Definition of Renaissance on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The 14th century revival of classical art, architecture, literature and learning that originated in Italy and spread throughout Europe over the following two centuries.
  2. The period of this revival; the transition from medieval to modern times.
  3. Any similar artistic or intellectual revival.
  1. Of, or relating to the Renaissance.
  2. Of, or relating to the style of art or architecture of the Renaissance.
republic Tweet Definition of republic Like Definition of republic on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Republics of Russia)
  1. A state where sovereignty rests with the people or their representatives, rather than with a monarch or emperor; a country with no monarchy.
The U.S.A. is a republic; Great Britain is technically a monarchy.
  1. One of the subdivisions constituting Russia. See oblast.
The Republic of Udmurtia is west of the Permian Oblast.
residency Tweet Definition of residency Like Definition of residency on Facebook
  1. The position or term of a medical resident
  2. The position of a musical artist who commonly performs at a single venue
  3. The condition of being a resident of a particular place
  4. The home or residence of a person, especially in the colonies
resident Tweet Definition of resident Like Definition of resident on Facebook
  1. person, animal or plant live, living at a location or in an area
  • The w:tiger lily, tiger lily is a of w:Asia, Asia.
    1. a graduated medical student who is receiving advanced training in a specialty
  • She's a in neurosurgery at Mass General.
  • adjective 
    1. the person on hand who is the strong, strongest in a particular skill or profession
    • He is our w:UNIX, UNIX expert.
      1. a student in the medical profession who watch, watches a licensed doctor in order to learn a skill
  • For privacy reason, reasons, she request, requested the nurse to leave.
    resistance Tweet Definition of resistance Like Definition of resistance on Facebook
    1. The act of resisting, or the capacity to resist.
    2. (physics) A force that tends to oppose motion.
    3. (physics) Shortened form of electrical resistance.
    4. (sociology) An underground organization engaged in a struggle for liberation from forceful occupation.
    restoration Tweet Definition of restoration Like Definition of restoration on Facebook
    1. the process of bringing an object back to its original state
      The of this painting will take years.
      The of this medieval church involved undoing all the Victorian modifications.
    2. the return of a former monarchy or monarch to power, usually after having been forced to step down
      The of the House of Stuart took place a few years after the death of Cromwell.
    Riot Act Tweet Definition of Riot Act Like Definition of Riot Act on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. An English law that stated that if 12 or more people assembled unlawfully in a public place they must disperse when read a proclamation
    ritter Tweet Definition of ritter Like Definition of ritter on Facebook
    1. knight
    Roman Empire Tweet Definition of Roman Empire Like Definition of Roman Empire on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. An empire that used to exist between 85 BC and AD 476; it encompassed territories stretching from Britain and Germany to North Africa and the Persian Gulf;
    rotten borough Tweet Definition of rotten borough Like Definition of rotten borough on Facebook
    1. (archaic) A borough that was represented in Parliament although it had very few voters.
    royalist Tweet Definition of royalist Like Definition of royalist on Facebook
    1. A monarchist (supporter of monarchy) or supporter of a particular royal regime.
    1. Can carry the connotation of a legitimist, a supporter of a particular royal line, especially one in danger of being dispossessed of a throne or actually dispossessed of such, and claiming to have the better claim to the throne on the basis of line of descent.
    2. Especially:
      • a Cavalier, a supporter of King Charles I of England during the English Civil War
      • a supporter of the House of Bourbon, in France since the 18th century and especially during the French Revolution
      • a supporter of Ferdinand VII of Spain in Spanish South America during the South American Wars of Independence of the 1810s and 1820s.
    rum Tweet Definition of rum Like Definition of rum on Facebook
    1. (uncountable) A distilled spirit derived from fermented cane sugar and molasses.
    "The Royal Navy used to issue a ration to sailors."
    1. (countable) A serving of rum.
    "Jake tossed down three rums."
    1. (countable) A kind or brand of rum.
    "Bundaburg is one of my favourite rums."
    adjective (rumm, er)
    1. (context, British) strange, Strange, peculiar.
    rump Tweet Definition of rump Like Definition of rump on Facebook
    1. the hindquarters of an animal; a cut of beef or veal from the rump
    2. the buttocks

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