from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Former.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Former, late; formerly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Former; previous; of times gone by.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Former; late; ex-: applied to a person with reference to an office or a position which he no longer occupies.
Peculiar things have been happening to the thread dedicated to the ci-devant Attorney General, which was opened yesterday, was inaccessible for most of today, reappeared and has now vanished for good.
J'ignore également si quelqu'un de ceux dont j'ai fait mention ci-devant, auroit composé quelque autre ouvrage sur le même sujet.
Politically, he protected the ci-devant nobles, and prevented, to the extent of his power, the sale of the lands and property of the emigres; commercially, he furnished the Republican armies with two or three thousand puncheons of white wine, and took his pay in splendid fields belonging to a community of women whose lands had been reserved for the last lot.
Amelie de Chandour posed as the rival queen of Angouleme; her husband, M. de Chandour, known in the circle as Stanislas, was a ci-devant young man, slim still at five-and-forty, with a countenance like a sieve.
Serizy, who became through his wife the brother-inlaw of the ci-devant Marquis de Rouvre, made count and chamberlain by the
Very shortly the carriage rolled over the paved road of Tours, over the bridge, along the Grande – Rue, and stopped at last before the old mansion of the ci-devant Marquise de
Tall ci-devant Count d'Estaing, anxious to show himself Patriot, cannot escape; nor Bailly, who, when asked If he knows the Accused, answers with a reverent inclination towards her, 'Ah, yes, I know Madame'.
The cooking world was large enough to hold Kitchener and the ci-devant chef to the most Christian King Louis XVI. and the Right Honourable the
On a winter evening many years subsequent to the above-mentioned occurrences, the ci-devant shepherd sat in a well-furnished office in the north wing of Shakeforest Towers in the guise of an ordinary educated man of business.
Santerre, who sat next to him, was in every respect unlike the ci-devant nobleman.