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Francis

[ fran-sis ]
/ ˈfræn sɪs /
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noun

a male given name: from an Old French word meaning “Frenchman.”

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Francis
/ (ˈfrɑːnsɪs) /

noun

Dick, full name Richard Stanley Francis . 1920–2010, British thriller writer, formerly a champion jockey. His books include Dead Cert (1962), The Edge (1988), and Come to Grief (1995)
Sir Philip . 1740–1818, British politician; probable author of the Letters of Junius (1769–72). He played an important part in the impeachment of Warren Hastings (1788–95)
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