Cecil

[ ses-uh l, sis- or for 5, see-suh l ]
/ ˈsɛs əl, ˈsɪs- or for 5, ˈsi səl /
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noun

(Edgar Algernon) Robert1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, 1864–1958, British statesman: Nobel Peace Prize 1937.
Robert1st Earl of Salisburyand1st Viscount Cecil of Cranborne, 1563–1612, British statesman (son of William Cecil).
Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-. Salisbury(def 1).
William1st Baron Burghley or Burleigh, 1520–98, British statesman: adviser to Elizabeth I.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “blind.”
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Cecil

/ (ˈsɛsəl, ˈsɪs-) /

noun

Lord David. 1902–86, English literary critic and biographer
Robert . See (3rd Marquess of) Salisbury 2
William. See (William Cecil) Burghley
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Word Origin and History for cecil

Cecil


masc. proper name, from Latin Caecilius (fem. Caecilia), name of a Roman gens, from caecus "blind."

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