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Port Royal

2. A village and former city of southeast Jamaica on a promontory southwest of Kingston. Infamous as a haven for pirates in the 1600s when it was Jamaica's colonial capital, it declined in importance after a devastating earthquake in 1692.
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Port Royal

n
1. (Placename) a fortified town in SE Jamaica, at the entrance to Kingston harbour: capital of Jamaica in colonial times
2. (Placename) the former name (until 1710) of Annapolis Royal
3. (Placename) an educational institution about 27 km (17 miles) west of Paris that flourished from 1638 to 1704, when it was suppressed by papal bull as it had become a centre of Jansenism. Its teachers were noted esp for their work on linguistics: their Grammaire générale et raisonnée exercised much influence
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Port` Roy′al


n.
a historic town on SE Jamaica at the entrance to Kingston harbor: a former capital of Jamaica.
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