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Halifax

[ hal-uh-faks ]
/ ˈhæl əˌfæks /
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noun

Earl of Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1881–1959, British statesman.
a seaport in and the capital of Nova Scotia, in SE Canada.
a city in West Yorkshire, in N central England.

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British Dictionary definitions for Halifax (1 of 2)

Halifax1
/ (ˈhælɪˌfæks) /

noun

a port in SE Canada, capital of Nova Scotia, on the Atlantic: founded in 1749 as a British stronghold. Pop: 276 221 (2001)
a town in N England, in Calderdale unitary authority, West Yorkshire: textiles. Pop: 83 570 (2001)

British Dictionary definitions for Halifax (2 of 2)

Halifax2
/ (ˈhælɪˌfæks) /

noun

Charles Montagu, Earl of Halifax. 1661–1715, British statesman; founder of the National Debt (1692) and the Bank of England (1694)
Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, Earl of Halifax. 1881–1959, British Conservative statesman. He was viceroy of India (1926–31), foreign secretary (1938–40), and ambassador to the US (1941–46)
George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax, known as the Trimmer. 1633–95, British politician, noted for his wavering opinions. He opposed the exclusion of the Catholic James II from the throne but later supported the Glorious Revolution
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