Norman French


Norman French
Norman French
n.
1. the French of the Normans or Normandy, as spoken in England by the Norman conquerors; Anglo-French: it was not imposed on the English as an official language at the Conquest, but gained legal and administrative currency after the accession of Eleanor of Aquitaine as queen (1154)
2. the form of this language used as the legal jargon of England until the late 17th cent.
3. the modern French dialect of Normandy
Norman-French
adj.

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  • Norman-French — noun the medieval Norman dialect of Old French • Syn: ↑Norman French, ↑Old North French • Hypernyms: ↑French * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun ( es) Usage: capitalized N&F …   Useful english dictionary

  • Norman French — noun the medieval Norman dialect of Old French • Syn: ↑Norman French, ↑Old North French • Hypernyms: ↑French …   Useful english dictionary

  • Norman French — The tongue in which several formal proceedings of state in England are still carried on. The language, having remained the same since the date of the Conquest, at which it was introduced into England, is very different from the French of this day …   Black's law dictionary

  • Norman French — The tongue in which several formal proceedings of state in England are still carried on. The language, having remained the same since the date of the Conquest, at which it was introduced into England, is very different from the French of this day …   Black's law dictionary

  • Norman French — Nor′man French′ n. 1) peo the form of French spoken by the Normans in the 11th and 12th centuries 2) peo Norman 3), b) • Etymology: 1595–1605 Nor′man French′, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • Norman French — /ˌnɔmən ˈfrɛntʃ/ (say .nawmuhn french) noun 1. the French of the Normans or of Normandy. 2. the legal jargon of England, now extinct except in phrases, originally a dialect of Old French. Also, Norman …   Australian English dictionary

  • Norman French — noun a dialect of French spoken in medieval Normandy, and in England following the Norman Conquest …   Wiktionary

  • Norman French — the northern form of Old French spoken by the Normans. → Norman …   English new terms dictionary

  • Norman-French — noun Date: 1605 1. the French language of the medieval Normans 2. the modern dialect of Normandy …   New Collegiate Dictionary