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 (tăn′ĭst, thô′nĭst)
The heir apparent to an ancient Celtic chief, elected during the chief's lifetime.

[Irish Gaelic tánaiste, second, tanist, from Old Irish tánaise; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

tan′ist·ry n.


(Historical Terms) history the heir apparent of a Celtic chieftain chosen by election during the chief's lifetime: usually the worthiest of his kin
[C16: from Irish Gaelic tánaiste, literally: the second person]
ˈtanistry n


(ˈtæn ɪst, ˈθɔ nɪst)

the heir apparent to an ancient Celtic chief, elected by the tribe during the chief's lifetime.
[1530–40; < Irish tánaiste second, substitute, tanist]
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Over the years the crowds at Shelbourne have lapped up the magnificent performances from the likes of Tanist, Western Post, Spanish Battleship, Wonder Valley, Russian Gun, Yellow Printer, Own Pride, Bashful Man, Lively Band, Tain Mor, Farloe Melody, Cool Performance, Premier Fantasy, Razldazl Billy, College Causeway, Laughil Blake, Droopys Nidge, Paradise Madison, Jaytee Jet and remarkable bitches such as Prairie Peg, Last Landing, Itsamint, Romping To Work, Nameless Pixie, Quick Suzy, Marinas Tina, Locnamon Bridie and Ballydoyle Honey to name but a very select few.
The names of other Welsh Greyhound Derby winners such as Trev's Perfection (1947), Ballylanigan Tanist (1951), Endless Gossip (1952), Rushton Mac (1955) and Mile Bush Pride (1959) will be music to the ears of greyhound racing fans.
Wegener granulomatozu (WG) on tanist ile serum CANCA ve PANCA duzeylerini belirlemek uzere istenen ANCA, IFA testinde formalin sensitif PANCA ile uyumlu floresans izlendi.
Much of this chapter's argument focuses on the play's repression of the tanist tradition of medieval Scottish clans in which the king names a successor who must derive from a competing royal line, not a son from the monarch's own clan.
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At its most basic, however, the case revolved around the question of which of two competing titles to a particular piece of land was better: that of the plaintiff, derived from the title of the tanist, or that of the defendant, derived from the title of the heir at common law.
Furthermore, Macbeth's sin "is one of regicide and usurpation, and it is important to note that the basis for the charge of usurpation is simply the lineal and direct succession due to Malcolm" (448), who is--Echeruo implies--clearly beyond the age of an incapable minor needing a tanist protectorate ruler.
This month's Greyhound Star included some fascinating snippets about the Select Stakes, unique in the sport in the manner in which its contestants are chosen and first staged at Wembley back in 1952 when it was won by the previous year's Derby champion Ballylanigan Tanist trained by Leslie Reynolds.
Cushing hastaligi on tanist olan hastalara operasyondan Once Cushing protokolu baslandi ve operasyon sonrasindaki donemde 4 gun sure ile devam edildi.