[ pah-mer-stuhn ]

  1. Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount, 1784–1865, British statesman: prime minister 1855–58, 1859–65.

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How to use Palmerston in a sentence

  • It was an unfair criticism, at least of Canning and Palmerston, tied though the latter's hands were by court and colleagues.

    The Life of Mazzini | Bolton King
  • It was a false move, upon which Palmerston and Russell seized with eagerness and,—it may be imagined,—private glee.

    Stone's River | Wilson J. Vance
  • They stood in opposition to Palmerston and the peers of the realm,—the press, the aristocracy, and the mill-owners.

    The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • Palmerston offered Cobden a choice between a baronetcy and a Privy Councillorship as a reward for his services.

  • She was good enough to add that the comic papers had christened Lord Palmerston "the venerable cupid."

British Dictionary definitions for Palmerston (1 of 2)


/ (ˈpɑːməstən) /

  1. the former name (1869–1911) of Darwin 1

British Dictionary definitions for Palmerston (2 of 2)


/ (ˈpɑːməstən) /

  1. Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston. 1784–1865, British statesman; foreign secretary (1830–34; 1835–41; 1846–51); prime minister (1855–58; 1859–65). His talent was for foreign affairs, in which he earned a reputation as a British nationalist and for high-handedness and gunboat diplomacy

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