Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A historic region of the Low Countries. Formerly a duchy of the Holy Roman Empire (1190–1795), it is now divided between the southern Netherlands and north-central Belgium.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A foreign base coin current in England in the time of Edward I.

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  • proper noun Until 1995, a province of central Belgium; since divided into Flemish Brabant, Brussels-Capital Region and Walloon Brabant.
  • proper noun Historical region, comprising sense 1, the Belgian/Flemish province of Antwerp, plus the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant.

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Examples

  • Toxandia, in Brabant, insensibly multiplied along the banks of the

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • 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.

    Animal Testing

  • The well-informed part of the Dutch people had already acknowledged their indifference to the loss of Brabant, which is connected with

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • We next reached _Tirlemont_, formerly one of the most considerable cities of Brabant, which is at present by no means of equal importance.

    A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium

  • 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.

    Chivalry

  • 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 Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • 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 Memoirs of Napoleon

  • The well-informed part of the Dutch people had already acknowledged their indifference to the loss of Brabant, which is connected with

    Memoirs of Napoleon — Complete

  • 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.

    c. The Netherlands

  • 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

    Belgium From the Roman Invasion to the Present Day

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