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  • noun an ancient region of western Europe that included what is now northern Italy and France and Belgium and part of Germany and the Netherlands

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Examples

  • [Link] The Vice President's great-grandfather was a local legend in Gallia County for his hunting prowess, having once bagged three Texas lawyers on a single hunting trip.

    Cheney's Ancestors No Longer in Undisclosed Location

  • The genealogical society in Gallia County, Ohio, snagged a prominent new member recently.

    Cheney's Ancestors No Longer in Undisclosed Location

  • In Cato's time (third-second centuries B.C.) the word Gallia had not the restricted sense it had after Cæsar, but designed the whole of the Celtic countries of the Continent.

    A Literary History of the English People From the Origins to the Renaissance

  • The Empire has set its sights on invading a small neutral country called Gallia, which is situated in the middle of the two great empires.

    GamePro.com

  • When the Franks established themselves in the country of the first Welsh, which the Romans called Gallia, the nation was composed of ancient Celts or Gauls, subjugated by Cæsar, Roman families who were established there, Germans who had already emigrated there, and finally of the Franks, who had rendered themselves masters of the country under their chief Clovis.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Lieutenant Procope proceeded to observe that he believed the paper might be considered as genuine, and accordingly, taking its statements as reliable, he deduced two important conclusions: first, that whereas, in the month of January, the distance traveled by the planet (hypothet-ically called Gallia) had been recorded as

    Off on a Comet

  • It was a homicide, for which the Courtenays expected to be pardoned, or tried, as princes of the blood.] 77 The sense of the parliaments is thus expressed by Thuanus Principis nomen nusquam in Gallia tributum, nisi iis qui per mares e regibus nostris originem repetunt; qui nunc tantum a Ludovico none beatae memoriae numerantur; nam Cortinoei et Drocenses, a Ludovico crasso genus ducentes, hodie inter eos minime recensentur.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Britaine, persuaded the emperour Claudius to take the warre in hand at this time against the Britains, so that one Aulus Plautius a senatour, and as then pretor, was appointed to take the armie that soiourned in France then called Gallia, and to passe ouer with the same into

    Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (3 of 8)

  • Caesar, when he undertook his government, can hardly have dreamed of subjecting to Roman rule the vast territories which were then known as Gallia, beyond the frontiers of the Empire, and which we now call France.

    The Life of Cicero

  • Caesar, when he undertook his government, can hardly have dreamed of subjecting to Roman rule the vast territories which were then known as Gallia, beyond the frontiers of the Empire, and which we now call France.

    Life of Cicero Volume One

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