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Jeffreys

[jef-reez] /ˈdʒɛf riz/
noun
1.
George (1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem) 1648–89, English jurist.
2.
Sir Harold, 1891–1989, British geophysicist and astronomer.

Jeffrey

[jef-ree] /ˈdʒɛf ri/
noun
1.
Francis ("Lord Jeffrey") 1773–1850, Scottish jurist, editor, and critic.
2.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “divine peace.”.
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  • I care not the ashes of this pipe for Jeffreys or any other of them.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "I shall start for Paris to-night, Jeffreys," he said to this man.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • Here they found that General Jeffreys, with part of his brigade, had not yet returned.

  • The news of the attack on General Jeffreys' column had upset the arrangements.

  • The case was hard for Jeffreys, cruel for the fair messenger.

    A Book About Lawyers

    John Cordy Jeaffreson
  • “He was considered good at drawing at Bolsover,” put in Jeffreys.

    A Dog with a Bad Name Talbot Baines Reed
  • I am afraid,” said he, “you too have had reverses, Mr Jeffreys.

    A Dog with a Bad Name Talbot Baines Reed
  • In a strange turmoil of emotions Jeffreys resumed his writing.

    A Dog with a Bad Name Talbot Baines Reed
  • Jeffreys had nothing to apprehend as he rushed down the passage.

    A Dog with a Bad Name Talbot Baines Reed
  • Jeffreys caught him in his arms in a moment, and only just in time.

    A Dog with a Bad Name Talbot Baines Reed
British Dictionary definitions for Jeffreys

Jeffreys

/ˈdʒɛfrɪz/
noun
1.
George, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem. ?1645–89, English judge, notorious for his brutality at the "Bloody Assizes" (1685), where those involved in Monmouth's rebellion were tried

Jeffrey

/ˈdʒɛfrɪ/
noun
1.
Francis, Lord. 1773–1850, Scottish judge and literary critic. As editor of the Edinburgh Review (1803–29), he was noted for the severity of his criticism of the romantic poets, esp Wordsworth
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Word Origin and History for Jeffreys

Jeffrey

masc. proper name, from Old French Jeufroi, Jefroi, variants of Geuffroi (see Geoffrey).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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