Fid. Def.

abbreviation Brit. Defender of the Faith.
Origin
L. Fidei Defensor.

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  • Fid Def — abbrev Fidei Defensor (Latin), Defender of the Faith, used esp on pre decimal British coins * * * FID DEF [FID DEF] (also FD) an abbreviation of the Latin phrase Fidei Defensor, which means ‘Defender of the Faith’, a title originally given to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • FID DEF — (also FD) an abbreviation of the Latin phrase Fidei Defensor, which means ‘Defender of the Faith’, a title originally given to Henry VIII for defending the Roman Catholic religion. When he created the Church of England he kept the title,… …   Universalium

  • FID DEF — Fidei Defensor, Fidei Defensatrix Defender of the Faith …   Latin abbreviations

  • Fid.Def. — Fidei Defensor, Fidei Defensatrix Defender of the Faith …   Latin abbreviations

  • Fid. Def. — Fidei Defensor …   Australian English dictionary

  • Fid. Def. — abbr. Brit. Defender of the Faith. Etymology: L Fidei Defensor * * * abbr. Fidei Defensor. See Defender of the Faith …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Farthing (British coin) — A farthing (meaning fourth part ) was a British coin worth one quarter of a penny and 1/960 of a pound sterling, slightly over a mill division in other currencies. Such coins were first minted in England in the 13th century, and continued to be… …   Wikipedia

  • Halfpenny (British pre-decimal coin) — The British halfpenny coin was worth 1/480th of a pound sterling. At first in its 700 year history it was made from silver but as the value of the pound declined, the coin was made from base metals. It was finally abandoned in 1969 as part of the …   Wikipedia

  • History of the British penny (1714–1901) — The Hanoverians (1714 ndash;1837) The change in dynasty did not affect the form of the design of the silver penny mdash; a 12 mm diameter coin weighing 0.5 gram, with a right facing bust of George I and the inscription GEORGIVS DEI GRA continuing …   Wikipedia

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