Definition of Bloemfontein

1. Noun. The seat of the supreme court.

Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Republic Of South Africa, South Africa

Definition of Bloemfontein

1. Proper noun. A major city and the judicial capital of South Africa. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bloemfontein

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Bloc Quebecois
Bloch's reaction
Bloch-Sulzberger disease
Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome
Blocq's disease
Bloemfontein (current term)
Blood in the Water
Bloodless Revolution
Bloody Caesar
Bloody Caesars
Bloody Mary
Bloody Marys
Bloody Sunday
Bloom syndrome

Literary usage of Bloemfontein

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1. The War in South Africa: The Advance to Pretoria After Paardeberg, the Upper by Hubert John Du Cane (1906)
"A few horsemen and a small mounted detachment of engineers likewise destroyed the railway some miles to the north of Bloemfontein during the night of March ..."

2. South Africa: Its History, Heroes and Wars by William Douglas Mackenzie, Alfred Stead (1899)
"As capital of the State, Bloemfontein is able to boast the possession of some very creditable public buildings. The New Raadzaal is a very handsome building ..."

3. The Settlement After the War in South Africa by Michael James Farrelly (1900)
"As in Bloemfontein, I found a widespread disbelief in the firmness of purpose of ... As I have already mentioned, I found in Pretoria, as in Bloemfontein, ..."

4. South Africa by Anthony Trollope (1879)
"Bloemfontein, the capital of the Orange Republic, is a pleasant little town in ... I am told that Bloemfontein has three thousand ; but no census has as yet ..."

5. History of the War in South Africa, 1899-1902 by Great Britain War Office, John Frederick Maurice, Maurice Harold Grant (1907)
"OPERATIONS IN THE ORANGE FREE STATE DURING THE HALT AT Bloemfontein. ... The escape of the three last commandos across the Bloemfontein— Ladybrand road ..."

6. What I Think of South Africa: Its People and Its Politics by Stuart C. Cumberland (1896)
"Let those who like Bloemfontein write at greater length about it. In journeying by rail from Cape Town to Johannesburg, you have to pass through ..."

7. South Africa and the Transvaal War by Louis Creswicke (1900)
"... was speedily established between Bloemfontein and Cape Town, and the Bank of Africa and the National Bank of the Free State were permitted (subject to ..."

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