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Clive

[ klahyv ]
/ klaɪv /
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noun
Robert Baron Clive of Plassey, 1725–74, British general and statesman in India.
a male given name, form of Cleve.
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Clive
/ (klaɪv) /

noun
Robert, Baron Clive of Plassey. 1725–74, British general and statesman, whose victory at Plassey (1757) strengthened British control in India
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