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Maurice

[mawr-is, mor-, maw-rees; for 3 also French maw-rees] /ˈmɔr ɪs, ˈmɒr-, mɔˈris; for 3 also French mɔˈris/
noun
1.
German Moritz. 1521–53, German general: elector of Saxony 1547–53.
2.
of Nassau, 1567–1625, Dutch statesman.
3.
a male given name.
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  • At last I had it, the telegram I had waited for, feared and hoped to receive, signed Maurice.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • You were going to say than I was on the banks of the St. Maurice?

    One Day's Courtship Robert Barr
  • I could have lived in him almost as once I lived in Maurice.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • He knew that Maurice had been done to death by the betrayed girl's father, Salvatore.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • Like that once Maurice, her sacred possession of youth, sang.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for Maurice

Maurice

/ˈmɒrɪs/
noun
1.
1521–53, duke of Saxony (1541–53) and elector of Saxony (1547–53). He was instrumental in gaining recognition of Protestantism in Germany
2.
known as Maurice of Nassau. 1567–1625, prince of Orange and count of Nassau; the son of William the Silent, after whose death he led the United Provinces of the Netherlands in their struggle for independence from Spain (achieved by 1609)
3.
Frederick Denison. 1805–72, English Anglican theologian and pioneer of Christian socialism
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Word Origin and History for Maurice

masc. proper name, from French Maurice, from Late Latin Mauritius, from Latin Maurus "inhabitant of Mauretania, Moor" (see Moor).

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