the pen name of the unknown author of a series of letters published in a London newspaper (1769–72), attacking the British king and his ministers' abuse of royal prerogative in denying John Wilkes his seat in Parliament.
Franciscus, 1589–1677, English philologist, born in Germany.
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How to use Junius in a sentence
They might have replied with Junius: "It was not Virginia that wanted a governor, but a court favorite that wanted a salary."The Eve of the Revolution | Carl Becker
The sarcophagus of Junius Bassus exhibits a bas relief of Job comforted by his friends.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
The circumstances in which the appointment was made are noticed by Junius (August 22, 1770).Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 1 (of 2) | Edward Gibbon
The confusion in this direction is well illustrated by the name of the famous Marcus Junius Brutus.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
I was treated to an open letter, signed "Junius Secundus," and I replied in provocative terms.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
British Dictionary definitions for Junius
pen name of the anonymous author of a series of letters (1769–72) attacking the ministries of George III of England: now generally believed to have been written by Sir Philip Francis
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