Yorkist
adjective Etymology: Edward, Duke of York (Edward IV of England) Date: 1601 of or relating to the English royal house that ruled from 1461 to 1485 • Yorkist noun

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  • Yorkist — ► NOUN ▪ a follower of the House of York in the Wars of the Roses. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the House of York …   English terms dictionary

  • Yorkist — [yôr′kist] n. a member or supporter of the English royal house of York adj. of or supporting the house of York, esp. in the Wars of the Roses …   English World dictionary

  • Yorkist — /yawr kist/, n. 1. an adherent or member of the royal family of York, esp. in the Wars of the Roses. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the English royal family of York. 3. of or pertaining to the Yorkists. [1595 1605; YORK + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • Yorkist — noun a follower of the House of York in the Wars of the Roses. adjective relating to the House of York …   English new terms dictionary

  • yorkist — york·ist …   English syllables

  • Yorkist — York•ist [[t]ˈyɔr kɪst[/t]] n. 1) why an adherent or member of the royal family of York, esp. in the Wars of the Roses 2) why of or pertaining to the Yorkists • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

  • Yorkist — /ˈjɔkəst/ (say yawkuhst) noun 1. an adherent or member of the house of York, especially in the Wars of the Roses. –adjective 2. belonging or relating to the royal house of York. 3. of or relating to the Yorkists …   Australian English dictionary

  • yorkist — n. & adj. n. hist. a follower of the House of York or of the White Rose party supporting it in the Wars of the Roses (cf. LANCASTRIAN). adj. of or concerning the House of York …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yorkist Heirs — (after 1485)    When HENRY VII overthrew RICHARD III and the house of YORK at the Battle of BOSWORTH FIELD in 1485, many descendants of Richard PLANTAGENET, duke of York, remained alive to challenge the house of TUDOR and its possession of the… …   Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

  • Yorkist gown — 15th century fashionable French and English gown with long fitted sleeves, front closing V in bodice, bodice trimmed often with fur and full skirt with train. Often worn with steeple hennin and veil. see also Burgundian gown …   Medieval glossary

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