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[vin-suh nt]
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  1. Saint,died a.d. 304, Spanish martyr: patron saint of winegrowers.
  2. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “conquering.”
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masc. proper name, from French, shortened from Latin Vincentius, from vincens "conquering," from vincere "to overcome" (see victor). The name of a 3c. martyr, it was introduced in England c.1200.

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