Jeffreys

[ jef-reez ]
/ ˈdʒɛf riz /

noun

George1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem, 1648–89, English jurist.
Sir Harold,1891–1989, British geophysicist and astronomer.

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Jeffrey

[ jef-ree ]
/ ˈdʒɛf ri /

noun

FrancisLord Jeffrey, 1773–1850, Scottish jurist, editor, and critic.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “divine peace.”
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Jeffreys

/ (ˈdʒɛfrɪz) /

noun

George, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem. ?1645–89, English judge, notorious for his brutality at the "Bloody Assizes" (1685), where those involved in Monmouth's rebellion were tried

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Jeffrey

/ (ˈdʒɛfrɪ) /

noun

Francis, Lord. 1773–1850, Scottish judge and literary critic. As editor of the Edinburgh Review (1803–29), he was noted for the severity of his criticism of the romantic poets, esp Wordsworth
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