from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A region and former duchy of the Netherlands. It became an independent duchy in 1190 and is now divided between the southern Netherlands and north-central Belgium.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. Until 1995, a province of central Belgium; since divided into Flemish Brabant, Brussels-Capital Region and Walloon Brabant.
- proper n. Historical region, comprising sense 1, the Belgian/Flemish province of Antwerp, plus the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A foreign base coin current in England in the time of Edward I.
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Toxandia, in Brabant, insensibly multiplied along the banks of the
I was surfing Livejournal when I came across a post of a girl who was enraged that she had discovered an animal testing lab somewhere in Brabant.
We next reached _Tirlemont_, formerly one of the most considerable cities of Brabant, which is at present by no means of equal importance.
The well-informed part of the Dutch people had already acknowledged their indifference to the loss of Brabant, which is connected with
Just twenty years later, on one August day in the year of grace 1346, Master John Copeland -- as men now called the Brabant page, now secretary to the Queen of England -- brought his mistress the unhandsome tidings that David Bruce had invaded her realm with forty thousand Scots to back him.
Anthony à Wood quaintly tells us that "after her decease he left the nation for religion sake, and settled at Mechlin in Brabant, which is a wonder to some who will allow no religion in poets, that this person should above all of his profession be a voluntary exile, for it".
The well-informed part of the Dutch people had already acknowledged their indifference to the loss of Brabant, which is connected with France rather than with Holland, and interspersed with expensive fortresses; it might have been advantageously exchanged for the northern provinces.
The decline of the ducal power favored the growth of powerful counties and duchies, such as Brabant, Flanders, Gelders, Holland, Zeeland, Hainault, and the bishopric of Utrecht.
The efforts of the French kings, while unable to crush Flemish independence, succeeded, nevertheless, in checking the power of the counts, while other States, such as Brabant, were allowed to develop more freely beyond the
Guus Meeuwis zingt 'Brabant' live in het Philips Stadion in Eindhoven, juni 2006.