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Meaning of pre-Elizabethan

pre-E•liz•a•be•than

Pronunciation: (prē"i-liz"u-bē'thun, -beth'un), [key]
— adj.
  1. (of English culture, history, traditions, etc.) before the reign of Queen Elizabeth I; before the second half of the 16th century.
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