Meaning of Cromwellian in English:


Pronunciation /kr?m?w?l??n/


  • Relating to or characteristic of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth 1653–8, in particular with reference to his puritanism.

    ‘critics of the Cromwellian regime’
    • ‘The output of playing cards was seriously curtailed in Cromwellian times, when both cards and play were regarded as sinful.’
    • ‘Ours remains, in some ways, a Cromwellian parliamentary democracy.’
    • ‘The period of Cromwellian rule is usually known as the Protectorate.’
    • ‘The Lighthouse itself was once a Cromwellian fort guarding the harbour.’
    • ‘The city had supported the Cromwellian cause, having been soured by unwarranted interference in its affairs by the Stuart kings.’