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Cripps

[ krips ]
/ krɪps /
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noun

Sir Stafford, 1889–1952, British statesman and socialist leader.

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Cripps
/ (krɪps) /

noun

Sir (Richard) Stafford . 1889–1952, British Labour statesman; Chancellor of the Exchequer (1947–50)
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