of, like, or characteristic of some quaint, romantic, unreal place
Origin of Ruritanianafter Ruritania, imaginary kingdom in novels by Anthony Hope
- Of or relating to an imagined European kingdom characterized by provincialism, nationalism, and political intrigue: designed Ruritanian uniforms for the honor guard.
- Of or relating to a hypothetical foreign nation, as in discussions of international law or economic theory.
Origin of RuritanianAfter Ruritania, imaginary realm in the novel The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope.