\pɹɪtˈɛndə], \pɹɪtˈɛndə], \p_ɹ_ɪ_t_ˈɛ_n_d_ə]\
Definitions of PRETENDER
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
One who lays claim, or asserts a title (to something); a claimant.
The pretender (Eng. Hist.), the son or the grandson of James II., the heir of the royal family of Stuart, who laid claim to the throne of Great Britain, from which the house was excluded by law.
One who pretends, simulates, or feigns.
By Oddity Software
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
One who makes a show of something not real; one who lays claim to anything; the heir of the Stuart family who laid claim to the throne of England.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
One who lays claim to anything under the pretence of a right; in Eng. hist., a name applied to the son and grandson of James II., the heirs to the house of Stuart, who laid claim to the British crown, from which their house had been excluded by enactment of Parliament.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
n. One who simulates or feigns; one who lays claim to any thing, and especially to an estate, title, or kingdom, on a false plea of birthright; -specifically, the heir of the Stuart family who claimed the crown of Great Britain after the deposition of James II.
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