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  1. (James) William,1905–95, U.S. politician: senator 1945–74.
  2. Informal.
    1. a grant awarded under the provisions of the Fulbright Act.
    2. a person who receives such a grant.
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typically a reference to U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright (1905-1995) of Arkansas, especially to the Fulbright Act of 1946, which authorized proceeds from sales of U.S. war surplus materials to be used to fund higher education overseas.

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