- a fortified town in SE Jamaica, at the entrance to Kingston harbour: capital of Jamaica
in colonial times
- the former name (until 1710) of Annapolis Royal
- (French pɔr rwajal) . 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
Example Sentences Including 'Port Royal'
A Tauranga supermarket, New World Brookfield, closed for four hours when the man brought back a newly opened 30g of Port Royal tobacco.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
Also what do you know about the Jansenist painters you know the Port Royal group Phil Bubbly etc?
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Down at the Port Royal , he highlights a piece of machinery near the water's edge while laden horses plod beside the river.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
From the beginning, quality of life mattered in what was then known as Port Royal.
We moved to Port Royal , where I was appointed Port Medical Officer.
SHAPES ON THE WIND (2001)
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