[ buhk-ing-uh m, -ham ]
/ ˈbʌk ɪŋ əm, -ˌhæm /


George Villiers, 1st Duke of,1592–1628, English courtier, politician, and military leader: lord high admiral 1617.
his sonGeorge Villiers, 2nd Duke of,1628–87, English courtier and author.


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British Dictionary definitions for buckingham (1 of 2)

/ (ˈbʌkɪŋəm) /


a town in S central England, in Buckinghamshire; university (1975). Pop: 12 512 (2001)

British Dictionary definitions for buckingham (2 of 2)

/ (ˈbʌkɪŋəm) /


George Villiers, 1st Duke of . 1592–1628, English courtier and statesman; favourite of James I and Charles I: his arrogance, military incompetence, and greed increased the tensions between the King and Parliament that eventually led to the Civil War
his son, George Villiers, 2nd Duke of . 1628–87, English courtier and writer; chief minister of Charles II and member of the Cabal (1667–73)
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