definite description

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definite description

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1. (Grammar) a description that is modified by the definite article or a possessive, such as the woman in white or Rosemary's baby
2. (Grammar) a similar plural expression, such as the kings of Scotland
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The salient fact about both Marguerite and Elizabeth was that they were royal sisters: Marguerite being the sister of the present king of France, Francois I, and Elizabeth of the future king of England, Edward, prince of Wales.