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Balfour

[bal-foo r, -fer]
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noun
  1. Arthur James1st Earl of Balfour, 1848–1930, British statesman and writer: prime minister 1902–05.
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Historical Examples

  • It appears Balfour was the civilian of the British while here in power.

  • Poor Balfour was awfully lonely after Chamberlain crocked up.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Balfour had a look at the Liberals, and then he turned to his own back-benches and had a look at the Tories.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • The district in Mr. Balfour's time was pleasant and peaceable.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • When Balfour was in power, we felt that our labour was not in vain.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)


British Dictionary definitions for balfour

Balfour

noun
  1. Arthur James, 1st Earl of Balfour. 1848–1930, British Conservative statesman: prime minister (1902–05); foreign secretary (1916–19)
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balfour in Medicine

Balfour

(bălfur′, -fôr′)Francis Maitland 1851-1882
  1. Scottish embryologist and zoologist noted for his studies of the development of the urogenital and nervous systems in vertebrates.
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