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 (krŏm′wĕl′, -wəl, krŭm′-), Oliver 1599-1658.
English military, political, and religious figure who led the Parliamentarian victory in the English Civil War (1642-1649) and called for the execution of Charles I. As lord protector of England (1653-1658) he ruled as a virtual dictator. His son Richard (1626-1712) succeeded him briefly as lord protector (1658-1659) before the restoration of the monarchy under Charles II.

Crom·well′i·an adj.


(krɒmˈwɛl i ən, krʌm-)

of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the politics, practices, etc., of Oliver Cromwell or of the Commonwealth and Protectorate.
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Adj.1.Cromwellian - of or relating to or in the manner of Oliver Cromwell