Those areas of Devon and Cornwall having tin mines. The stannaries had their own courts, customs and privileges. -

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  • Stannary — Stan na*ry (st[a^]n n[.a]*r[y^]), a. [L. stannum tin, an alloy of silver and lead.] Of or pertaining to tin mines, or tin works. [1913 Webster] The stannary courts of Devonshire and Cornwall, for the administration of justice among the tinners… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stannary — Stan na*ry, n.; pl. {Stannaries} ( r[i^]z). [LL. stannaria.] A tin mine; tin works. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stannary — [stan′ər ē] n. pl. stannaries [ML stannaria < LL stannum, stagnum, tin, prob. < Celt] a region of tin mines and tinworks the Stannaries such a region in Devon & Cornwall, England …   English World dictionary

  • Stannary — The word stannary is historically applied to: *A tin mine, especially in Devon or Cornwall *A region containing tin works (mines and refineries, assay offices, etc.) *A chartered entity comprising such a region, its works, and its workers *The… …   Wikipedia

  • STANNARY —    a general term used to cover the tin mines of a specified district, the miners themselves, and such customs and privileges as appertain to the workers and the mines. In England the term is specially associated with the stannaries of Devon and… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • stannary — adjective of, or pertaining to tin mining, especially in Cornwall See Also: stannary parliament, stannary town, stannator …   Wiktionary

  • stannary — n. (pl. ies) Brit. 1 a tin mine. 2 (usu. in pl.) a tin mining district in Cornwall and Devon. Phrases and idioms: stannary court a legal body for the regulation of tin miners in the stannaries. Etymology: med.L stannaria (pl.) f. LL stannum tin …   Useful english dictionary

  • stannary — noun (plural ries) Etymology: Middle English stannarie, from Medieval Latin stannaria tin mine, from Late Latin stannum tin Date: 15th century any of the regions in England containing establishments for the working of tin usually used in plural …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stannary — /stan euh ree/, n., pl. stannaries. Brit. 1. a tin mining region or district. 2. a place where tin is mined or smelted. [1425 75; late ME < ML stannaria tin mine, equiv. to LL stann(um) STANNUM + aria ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • stannary — stan·na·ry || stænÉ™rɪ n. location or region where tin is mined (British) …   English contemporary dictionary

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