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/ ˈdɛv əˌru /
Robert, 2nd Earl of Essex,1566–1601, British statesman, soldier, and courtier of Queen Elizabeth I.
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Definition for second earl of essex (2 of 2)
[ es-iks ]
/ ˈɛs ɪks /
2nd Earl of. Devereux, Robert.
a county in SE England. 1418 sq. mi. (3670 sq. km).
a town in N Maryland, near Baltimore.
a town in W Vermont.
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British Dictionary definitions for second earl of essex (1 of 3)
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Robert. See (2nd Earl of) Essex (def. 1)
British Dictionary definitions for second earl of essex (2 of 3)
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a county of SE England, on the North Sea and the Thames estuary; the geographical and ceremonial county includes Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea, which became independent unitary authorities in 1998. Administrative centre: Chelmsford. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 1 324 100 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 3446 sq km (1310 sq miles)
an Anglo-Saxon kingdom that in the early 7th century ad comprised the modern county of Essex and much of Hertfordshire and Surrey. By the late 8th century, Essex had become a dependency of the kingdom of Mercia
British Dictionary definitions for second earl of essex (3 of 3)
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2nd Earl of, title of Robert Devereux. ?1566–1601, English soldier and favourite of Queen Elizabeth I; executed for treason
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