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Maurice

[mawr-is, mor-, maw-rees; for 3 also French maw-rees]
noun
  1. German Moritz. 1521–53, German general: elector of Saxony 1547–53.
  2. of Nassau,1567–1625, Dutch statesman.
  3. a male given name.
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  • At last I had it, the telegram I had waited for, feared and hoped to receive, signed Maurice.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • You were going to say than I was on the banks of the St. Maurice?

  • He knew that Maurice had been done to death by the betrayed girl's father, Salvatore.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • Like that once Maurice, her sacred possession of youth, sang.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • That was on the evening of the night on which Maurice's dead body was found.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens


British Dictionary definitions for maurice

Maurice

noun
  1. 1521–53, duke of Saxony (1541–53) and elector of Saxony (1547–53). He was instrumental in gaining recognition of Protestantism in Germany
  2. known as Maurice of Nassau. 1567–1625, prince of Orange and count of Nassau; the son of William the Silent, after whose death he led the United Provinces of the Netherlands in their struggle for independence from Spain (achieved by 1609)
  3. Frederick Denison. 1805–72, English Anglican theologian and pioneer of Christian socialism
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Word Origin and History for maurice

Maurice

masc. proper name, from French Maurice, from Late Latin Mauritius, from Latin Maurus "inhabitant of Mauretania, Moor" (see Moor).

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