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Boniface

[ bon-uh-feys, -fis; French baw-nee-fas ]

noun

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


Boniface

/ ˈbɒnɪˌfeɪs /

noun

  1. Boniface, Saint?680?755MAnglo-SaxonRELIGION: missionaryRELIGION: clergymanRELIGION: saint Saint . original name Wynfrith . ?680–?755 ad , Anglo-Saxon missionary: archbishop of Mainz (746–755). Feast day: June 5


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Boniface I., having been for some time concealed in the Catacomb of Felicitas, afterwards elaborately ornamented it.

The writer was present in the riverside town of St Boniface on a certain still evening during the August of 1894.

The landlord of the inn was a true Boniface; he had nothing of the Frenchman but his civility to the ladies.

Monsieur Boniface's establishment was really more of a day nursery than a school.

The enthusiasm displayed by this patriarchal Boniface for his mother was perfectly charming, its novelty being part of its charm.

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