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Can·ter·bur·y

 (kăn′tər-bĕr′ē, -brē, -tə-)
A city of southeast England east-southeast of London. Its 11th-century cathedral, the seat of the primate of the Church of England, became an important medieval pilgrimage center after the murder there of Thomas à Becket (1170).

canterbury

(ˈkæntəbərɪ; -brɪ)
n, pl -buries
1. (Furniture) a late 18th-century low wooden stand with partitions for holding cutlery and plates: often mounted on casters
2. (Furniture) a similar 19th-century stand used for holding sheet music, music books, or magazines

Canterbury

(ˈkæntəbərɪ; -brɪ)
n
1. (Placename) a city in SE England, in E Kent: starting point for St Augustine's mission to England (597 ad); cathedral where St Thomas à Becket was martyred (1170); seat of the archbishop and primate of England; seat of the University of Kent (1965). Pop: 43 552 (2001). Latin name: Durovernum
2. (Placename) a regional council area of New Zealand, on E central South Island on Canterbury Bight: mountainous with coastal lowlands; agricultural. Chief town: Christchurch. Pop: 520 500 (2004 est). Area: 43 371 sq km (16 742 sq miles)

Can•ter•bur•y

(ˈkæn tərˌbɛr i, -bə ri; esp. Brit. -bri)

n.
1. a city in E Kent, in SE England: early ecclesiastical center of England. 132,400.
2. a municipality in E New South Wales, in SE Australia: suburb of Sydney. 115,100.
Can`ter•bu′ri•an (-ˈbyʊər i ən) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Canterbury - a town in Kent in southeastern England; site of the cathedral where Thomas a Becket was martyred in 1170; seat of the archbishop and primate of the Anglican Church
Kent - a county in southeastern England on the English Channel; formerly an Anglo-Saxon kingdom, it was the first to be colonized by the Romans
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Canterbury

[ˈkæntəbərɪ]
A. NCantórbery m
B. CPD Canterbury Tales NPLCuentos mpl de Cantórbery
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It takes in Aberdeen in the North-East of Scotland and Canturbury in the South-East of England.
He is originally from the south island, having represented Canturbury and Canterbury Country at age-group level from the respected Christchurch Boys High team, who have won three of the last four national championships.
The expression, which is related to tax collecting, is said to have originated with Archbishop of Canturbury John Morton in the 15th century.