Escorial meaning

ĕ-skôrē-əl, ĕskō-rē-äl
A monastery and palace of central Spain near Madrid. Built from 1563 to 1584, it was commissioned by Philip II to commemorate a victory over the French and is the burial place of many Spanish sovereigns.
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(place, proper) Huge quadrangle of granite buildings near Madrid, built (16th cent.) by Philip II of Spain: it encloses a palace, church, monastery, etc.
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Alternative form of escurial.
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Origin of escorial