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1. One of the Normans who lived in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 or a descendant of these settlers.
a. The dialect of Old French, derived chiefly from Norman French, that was used by the Anglo-Normans.
b. The form of this dialect used in English law until the 17th century. Also called Anglo-French.

An′glo-Nor′man adj.
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(Historical Terms) relating to the Norman conquerors of England, their society, or their language
1. (Historical Terms) a Norman inhabitant of England after 1066
2. (Languages) the Anglo-French language
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(ˈæŋ gloʊˈnɔr mən)

1. of or pertaining to the period following the Norman Conquest, from 1066 to the accession of Henry II in 1154, when Norman rule and culture were firmly established in England.
2. of or pertaining to the Normans in England, or to their speech.
3. a Norman who settled in England after 1066, or a descendant of one.
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Noun1.Anglo-Norman - the French (Norman) language used in medieval England
French - the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
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A. ADJanglonormando
B. N
1. (= person) → anglonormando/a m/f
2. (Ling) → anglonormando m
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Moreover, his innovative decision to use English as the language of official government business in England added immeasurably to the prestige and formalization of what had hitherto been the least respected of the realm's three tongues (the others being Latin and Anglo-Norman French).
Origin of Improve:- 'Early 16th century (as emprowe or improwe): from Anglo-Norman French emprower (based on Old French prou 'profit', ultimately from Latin prodest 'is of advantage'); -owe was changed to -ove under the influence of prove.
Since William the Conqueror succeeded in invading England with wars, Anglo-Norman French became the language of the ruling classes, that is, the kings and nobility, of the British islands for more than 300 years.
One medieval version of the poem is intriguingly accompanied by translations of it in Latin and Anglo-Norman French, but until now the manuscript containing this version has been unlocatable and presumed lost.