Teutonic order
Teutonic Teu*ton"ic, a. [L. Teutonicus, from Teutoni, or Teutones. See {Teuton}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the Teutons, esp. the ancient Teutons; Germanic. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to any of the Teutonic languages, or the peoples who speak these languages. [1913 Webster]

{Teutonic languages}, a group of languages forming a division of the Indo-European, or Aryan, family, and embracing the High German, Low German, Gothic, and Scandinavian dialects and languages.

{Teutonic order}, a military religious order of knights, established toward the close of the twelfth century, in imitation of the Templars and Hospitalers, and composed chiefly of Teutons, or Germans. The order rapidly increased in numbers and strength till it became master of all Prussia, Livonia, and Pomerania. In its decay it was abolished by Napoleon; but it has been revived as an honorary order. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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