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Anglo-Norman

Anglo-Norman  

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Designating the French language as spoken and written in the British Isles from the Norman Conquest until the 14th cent. It was a western type of French which, transplanted to Britain, developed ...
incest

incest  

Prohibited sexual intercourse between close relatives. See also incest taboo, genetic sexual attraction. [From Latin incestus incest, from in- not+castus chaste or pure]
parson

parson  

Properly, the holder of an ecclesiastical benefice who has full possession of its rights, i.e. a rector. This use was general until the 17th cent. The current use for any (especially C of E) cleric ...
sermon

sermon  

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The central literary genre in the lives of European Christians and Jews during the MA, the sermon is an oral discourse pronounced by a preacher who addresses an audience on ...

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