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VIII. (upper case Roman numeral)

  1. Eighth, especially in the names of monarchs or popes the eighth.
    • 1832, C[harles] P[urton] Cooper, An Account of the Most Important Public Records of Great Britain, and the Publications of the Record Commissioners: Together with Other Miscellaneous, Historical, and Antiquarian Information, volume I (in English), London: Baldwin and Cradock, page 174:

      Original Acts.—These, from the 12th year of Henry VII. to the present time, with some interruption, particularly in 14 & 15 Hen. VIII. and 21 Hen. VIII. are preserved in the Parliament Office.
    • 1843, George Moir Bussey; Thomas Gaspey, “From the Accession of Louis XI. to the Death of Henry II. A. D. 1461. to 1559.”, in The Pictorial History of France and of the French People: [], volume II (in English), London: Wm. S. Orr and Co., [], page 71:

      Among the thirty thousand men led to war by Charles VIII., six thousand Swiss soldiers were especially remarked, formed in large square battalions, of one thousand men each, which were called “bristlers,” in allusion to the pikes which they presented on all sides.
    • 1924, The Mining Engineer: Journal of The Institution of Mining Engineers (in English), page 226:

      1526.—Account of coal getting, from 13 February to 24 December, 17 Henry VIII., giving the quantity got by each collier week by week, in the following form:— []
  • In languages with inflection, “VIII.” might represent multiple inflected forms.
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