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Vitoria

[vi-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-; Spanish bee-taw-ryah] /vɪˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-; Spanish biˈtɔ ryɑ/
noun
1.
Francisco de
[frahn-th ees-kaw th e] /frɑnˈðis kɔ ðɛ/ (Show IPA),
c1480–1546, Spanish scholar and theologian.
2.
a city in N Spain: decisive defeat of the French forces in Spain 1813.

Vitória

[vi-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-; Portuguese vi-taw-ryah] /vɪˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-; Portuguese vɪˈtɔ ryɑ/
noun
1.
a seaport in and the capital of Espírito Santo, in E Brazil.

Espírito Santo

[es-pee-ree-too sahn-too] /ɛsˈpi ri tʊ ˈsɑ̃ tʊ/
noun
1.
a state in E Brazil. 15,196 sq. mi. (39,360 sq. km).
Capital: Vitória.
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Historical Examples
  • The said Vitoria not being able to write, I, the said Commissary, sign in her name.

    Records of The Spanish Inquisition Andrew Dickson White
  • Cartaret had resolved never to tell Vitoria that he loved her, and he told her.

    The Azure Rose Reginald Wright Kauffman
  • The mystery that dear Vitoria made of some private obstacle?

    The Azure Rose Reginald Wright Kauffman
  • Vitoria had probably gone to her class, and Chitta to her marketing.

    The Azure Rose Reginald Wright Kauffman
  • Because of the name that she had given him, Cartaret headed now for Vitoria.

    The Azure Rose Reginald Wright Kauffman
  • Is there,” he asked, “a young lady in that family named Vitoria?

    The Azure Rose Reginald Wright Kauffman
  • I was accustomed frequently in the town of Cardona, to hear the confessions of a married woman named Vitoria Sala.

    Records of The Spanish Inquisition Andrew Dickson White
  • On quitting Vitoria, you leave behind you the mountains and the pretty faces.

    The Pictureque Antiquities of Spain; Nathaniel Armstrong Wells
  • "My father's—he had it from the great Lor' Wellington for a message he brought to him at Vitoria."

    The Firebrand

    S. R. Crockett
  • But a still more striking enterprise was to come, the march to Vitoria,—the brilliant commencement of the campaign of 1813.

British Dictionary definitions for Vitoria

Vitoria1

/Spanish biˈtorja/
noun
1.
a city in NE Spain: scene of Wellington's decisive victory (1813) over Napoleon's forces in the Peninsular War. Pop: 223 257 (2003 est) Official name (including the Basque name) Vitoria-Gasteiz

Vitoria2

/Spanish biˈtorja/
noun
1.
Francisco de. ?1486–1546, Spanish theologian, sometimes considered the father of international law. He criticized Spanish colonial policy in the New World and argued that war was only defensible in certain strictly defined circumstances

Espírito Santo

/Portuguese ɪʃˈpiritu ˈsəntu/
noun
1.
a state of E Brazil, on the Atlantic: swampy coastal plain with mountains in the west; heavily forested. Capital: Vitória. Pop: 3 201 722 (2002). Area: 45 597 sq km (17 601 sq miles)

Vitória

/vɪˈtɔːrɪə; Portuguese viˈtɔrja/
noun
1.
a port in E Brazil, capital of Espírito Santo state, on an island in the Bay of Espírito Santo. Pop: 1 602 000 (2005 est)
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