Besant

[bez-uh nt for 1; buh-zant, older use bez-uh nt for 2]

noun

Annie (Wood),1847–1933, English theosophist.
Sir Walter,1836–1901, English novelist.

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British Dictionary definitions for annie besant

Besant

noun

Annie, née Wood . 1847–1933, British theosophist, writer, and political reformer in England and India
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