War of the Grand Alliance


War of the Grand Alliance
noun
an aggressive war waged by Louis XIV against Spain and the Holy Roman Empire and England and Holland and other states (1689-1697)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑war, ↑warfare
Part Meronyms: ↑Boyne, ↑battle of Boyne

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the war (1689-97) in which England, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the Holy Roman Empire in league with Bavaria, Brandenburg, Savoy, and the Palatinate opposed France. Cf. King William's War.

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