Outremer

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From French outre-mer (beyond the sea), from outre (beyond) and mer (sea).

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Outremer

  1. (historical, chiefly of France) The French Crusader States established in the Middle East after the First Crusade.
    • 1997: After the capture of Jerusalem, the genuine pilgrims had begun to trickle home; the Franks who remained in Outremer (as the Crusader lands in the Middle East had come to be called) were military adventurers, now out for what they could get. — John Julius Norwich, A Short History of Byzantium (Penguin 1998, p. 260)