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/ ˈgrɛn vɪl /
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George, 1712–70, British statesman: prime minister 1763–65.
Also Greynville. Sir Richard, 1541?–91, English naval commander.
William Wyndham, Baron, 1759–1834, British statesman: prime minister 1806–07 (son of George Grenville).
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How to use Grenville in a sentence
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Secretary Grenville, whether or not he ever saw this letter from Governor Bernard, was familiar with the ideas which inspired it.
The policy thus initiated found final expression in the famous Proclamation of 1763, in the early months of Grenville's ministry.
Mr. Grenville, who was not in any case the man to do things in a hurry, nevertheless proceeded very leisurely in the matter.
He would, indeed, have yielded more than he did, if Grenville had not checked him in the cabinet.
Grenville was forced to resign the leadership to him, and the office of secretary to Halifax, and take the admiralty in exchange.
British Dictionary definitions for Grenville
/ (ˈɡrɛnvɪl) /
George. 1712–70, British statesman; prime minister (1763–65). His policy of taxing the American colonies precipitated the War of Independence
Kate. born 1950. Australian writer. Her novels include Lilian's Story (1985), The Idea of Perfection (2002) and The Secret River (2005)
Sir Richard. ?1541–91, English naval commander. He was fatally wounded aboard his ship, the Revenge, during a lone battle with a fleet of Spanish treasure ships
William Wyndham, Baron Grenville, son of George Grenville. 1759–1834, British statesman; prime minister (1806–07) of the coalition government known as the "ministry of all the talents"
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