Boniface

[ bon-uh-feys, -fis; for 4 also French baw-nee-fas ]
/ ˈbɒn əˌfeɪs, -fɪs; for 4 also French bɔ niˈfas /

noun

SaintWynfrith, a.d. 680?–755?, English monk who became a missionary in Germany.
a jovial innkeeper in George Farquhar's The Beaux' Stratagem.
(lowercase) any landlord or innkeeper.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “doer of good.”

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Boniface I


noun

Saint,died a.d. 422, pope 418–422.

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Boniface II


noun

pope a.d. 530–532.

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Boniface III


noun

pope a.d. 607.

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Boniface IV


noun

Saint, pope a.d. 608–615.

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Boniface V


noun

died a.d. 625, pope 619–625.

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Boniface VI


noun

pope a.d. 896.

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Boniface VII


noun

antipope a.d. 974, 984–985.

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Boniface VIII


noun

Benedetto Caetani, c1235–1303, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1294–1303.

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Boniface IX


noun

Pietro Tomacelli, died 1404, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1389–1404.
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Boniface

/ (ˈbɒnɪˌfeɪs) /

noun

Saint . original name Wynfrith . ?680–?755 ad, Anglo-Saxon missionary: archbishop of Mainz (746–755). Feast day: June 5

British Dictionary definitions for boniface (2 of 2)

Boniface VIII


noun

original name Benedict Caetano . ?1234–1303, pope (1294–1303)
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