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[pur-suh-vuh l]
  1. Spencer,1762–1812, British statesman: prime minister 1809–12.
  2. Arthurian Romance. Percival.
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Examples from the Web for perceval

Historical Examples of perceval

  • Seventy-four of the professors voted for Mr. Gladstone and fifteen for Mr. Perceval.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • Perceval had been a lawyer, and had risen to the rank of attorney-general.

  • Mr. Perceval wrote to me in support of the judgment of Mr. Palmer and the dignitaries.

    Apologia Pro Vita Sua

    John Henry Cardinal Newman

  • The green knight came and thanked Perceval for thus saving his life.

  • Then Perceval went home, sad, yet wild with wonder at what he had done.

British Dictionary definitions for perceval


  1. Spencer. 1762–1812, British statesman; prime minister (1809–12); assassinated
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