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  1. An·to·nio Jo·sé de [ahn-taw-nyaw haw-se th e] /ɑnˈtɔ nyɔ hɔˈsɛ ðɛ/, 1793–1830, Venezuelan general and South American liberator: 1st president of Bolivia 1826–28.
  2. a city in and the official capital of Bolivia, in the S part.
  3. (lowercase) a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Ecuador, equal to 100 centavos. Abbreviation: S.
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  1. the former standard monetary unit of Ecuador (before the adoption of the US dollar in 2000), divided into 100 centavos
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C19: after Antonio José de Sucre


  1. the legal capital of Bolivia, in the south central part of the country in the E Andes: university (1624). Pop: 231 000 (2005 est)Former name (until 1839): Chuquisaca
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  1. Antonio José de (anˈtonjo xoˈse de). 1795–1830, South American liberator, born in Venezuela, who assisted Bolivar in the colonial revolt against Spain; first president of Bolivia (1826–28)
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Word Origin and History for sucre


monetary unit of Ecuador, 1886, named for Antonio José de Sucre, Venezuelan general.

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