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[min-yoo-it] /ˈmɪn yu ɪt/
Peter, 1580–1638, Dutch colonial administrator in America: director general of the New Netherlands 1626–31.
Also, Minnewit. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Minuit's preparations for defence were not confined to fortifying the land.

    The Colonization of North America Herbert Eugene Bolton
  • As soon as Minuit had bought the island, he organized a government.

    The Story of Manhattan

    Charles Hemstreet
  • Chronometers were with Minuit attractive and yet awe-giving subjects.

    Tales of the Chesapeake

    George Alfred Townsend
  • Le Cur restait dans son confessional jusqu' Minuit, quelquefois jusqu' une heure de matin.

    Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 Augustus J. C. Hare
  • Minuit—c'tait l'heure effrayante entre toutes, l'heure des apparitions, l'heure des malfices.

  • Jumpin' to my feet I made things fly for a Minuit, pilin' up the killed and wounded in a promiscous heap.

  • A few years ago some movement was for the first time made to erect a suitable monument to the memory of Minuit.

    Luther and the Reformation: Joseph A. Seiss
  • Minuit died in 1641, and the Swedish government proceeded to place the colony on a permanent footing, and called it "New Sweden."

    The Land We Live In

    Henry Mann
  • Governor Minuit built a fortification at the southern end of the island, and called it New Amsterdam.

    The Land We Live In

    Henry Mann
  • It was nearly a century and a half old when Minuit set his sign there, before General Washington went past it to be inaugurated.

    Tales of the Chesapeake

    George Alfred Townsend

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