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medieval

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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medievalmed‧i‧e‧val, mediaeval /ˌmediˈiːvəl◂ $ ˌmiː-/ ●●○ W3 adjective  1 SHconnected with the Middle Ages (=the period between about 1100 and 1500 AD) These spices were first brought to Italy from the East in medieval times. a medieval castle2 OLD/NOT NEWvery old or old-fashioned – used in a humorous or disapproving way The plumbing in this house is positively medieval!
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medievalCivil rights groups complained that the law was "racist and medieval."The plumbing in this house is medieval!This so-called accounting system is positively medieval.medieval artShe parried with a weapon that turned out to be a medieval axe.medieval EuropeYou can have a medieval gothic monstrosity in the middle of your otherwise pleasant townscape.The medieval judges served the Church and the king and were the instruments by which the people were dominated.Feminist scholars popularized the writings of medieval mystics such as Julian of Norwich and Hildegard of Bingen.In a medieval sense, the toilet yearns to keep itself full by means of this automatic plumbing.It now seems probable that there were more churches in late Saxon and early medieval times than was formerly thought.The Renaissance destroys the medieval unity of vision.To look up at the towering medieval universe is much more like looking at a great building.
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