Englishry

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Etymology[edit]

From late Middle English Englisherie, from Anglo-Norman englescherie, englecherie. Surface analysis: English +‎ -ry. Compare Late Latin Anglescheria, Englescheria (the state of being English).

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Noun[edit]

Englishry

  1. (obsolete) the state or privilege of being an Englishman.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cowell to this entry?)
  2. (obsolete) a body of English people, especially in Ireland.
    A general massacre of the Englishry. — Macaulay.

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