basilean

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Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek βασιλε(ύς) (basile(ús), king) + English -an (suffix forming adjectives and derived substantives); compare basileolatry

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Noun[edit]

basilean (plural basileans)

  1. (obsolete, rare) A royalist; a partisan of a king.

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  • † Basilean” listed on page 690 of volume I (A–B) of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles [1st ed., 1885]
      † Basilean.Obs. rare — 1. [f. Gr. βασιλε-ύς king + -an.] A Royalist. [¶] c 1645 Howell Lett. iv. (1726) 23 (D.) If any intemperate Basilean take exceptions thereat.
  • †basilean” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989]

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