• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. a Lancasterian Of or pertaining to the monitorial system of instruction followed by Joseph Lancaster , of England, in which advanced pupils in a school teach pupils below them.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lancasterian Of or pertaining to Joseph Lancaster, an English schoolmaster (1778–1838), or the method of monitorial instruction in primary schools established by him: as, the Lancasterian system; Lancasterian schools. The principal feature of the system was the teaching of the younger pupils by the more advanced, called monitors; hence the terms monitorial and (incorrectly) mutual-instruction system, sometimes used as equivalents.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Lancasterian lang-kas-tē′ri-an pertaining to Joseph Lancaster (1778-1838), or the method of teaching younger pupils by those more advanced (monitors) in primary schools.
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In literature:

On the whole, it preferred the Yorkists; it was impossible to be actively Lancasterian with Henry VI.
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The school is conducted generally on the Lancasterian plan.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The school is conducted generally on the Lancasterian plan.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
There is a free school, founded by King Edward 6th, two national schools, on the plan of Dr. Bell, and one Lancasterian ditto.
"A Description of Modern Birmingham" by Charles Pye
A Lancasterian and a National School well supported, and numerously attended.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 14, Issue 403, December 5, 1829" by Various
The loyaly of the Lancasterians might be unimpeachable, but their amusement at the proclamation was equally beyond question.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
The first business which brought them into close connection was the Lancasterian controversy.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
Founded the Lancasterian system of education.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
Lancasterian schools were established in Norwich, Lynn, and Downham in May, 1809.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
The system of education pursued is the Lancasterian, and is carried out by five professors.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume III" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer