Definition of "mediaeval" []

  • Variant of medieval. (adjective)

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Use "mediaeval" in a sentence
  • "Spaniard -- and in his peninsula we may apply the term mediaeval to later dates than would be proper in France or Italy -- the desire of extending the dominion of the Church was a very real and powerful incentive to action."
  • "The point is that it limits the degree of resemblance to Byzantium, where the Church had wealth and influence even greater than in mediaeval Italy or Christian Spain."
  • "Readers will be aware of that hoary anti-Semitic trope, current in mediaeval times and more recently, that Jews murdered Christian children and made matzohs with their blood."