Definition of Coventry

1. Noun. The state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent). "The association should get rid of its elderly members--not by euthanasia, of course, but by Coventry"

Exact synonyms: Banishment, Ostracism
Generic synonyms: Exclusion
Derivative terms: Banish, Ostracise, Ostracise, Ostracize, Ostracize

2. Noun. An industrial city in central England; devastated by air raids during World War II; remembered as the home of Lady Godiva in the 11th century.
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: England

Definition of Coventry

1. n. A town in the county of Warwick, England.

Definition of Coventry

1. Noun. Banishment. ¹

2. Proper noun. An industrial city in central England. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coventry

Cournand's dip
Court of Saint James's
Courvoisier's gallbladder
Courvoisier's law
Courvoisier's sign
Couvelaire uterus
Cowboy State
Cowden's disease
Cowdry's type A inclusion bodies
Cowdry's type B inclusion bodies

Literary usage of Coventry

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1. English Local Government from the Revolution to the Municipal Corporations by Sidney Webb, Beatrice Potter Webb (1908)
"1 The materials for a history of the Municipal Corporation of coventry are ... We have also found useful, after 1784, the files of the coventry Mercury, ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1851)
"“in coventry,”—centre, Apothecary's arms: Apollo in his glory holding a bow and arrow, ... “the Armes of coventry,”—centre, the elephant and castle. ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: In the by John Tracy Atkyns, Philip Yorke Hardwicke, William Newnam, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1781)
"The Earl of coventry ... upon the will of Thomas •Lord coventry, made in 1698, ... and that *' and Gilbert coventry, and two others, and to their heirs, ..."

4. Great Britain: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1897)
"Near the station is a statue of Sir Thomas White. In the Foleshill road, to the N. of coventry, is the house in which George Eliot ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer by Roger Meeson, Great Britain Court of Exchequer, William Newland Welsby, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1843)
"1), places being within the county of the city of coventry, and through which the mayor and bailiffs of coventry had a coroner, and other franchises, ..."

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