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Thaddeus

[thad-ee-uh s]
noun
  1. one of the twelve apostles. Matt. 10:3.
  2. a male given name: from an Aramaic word meaning “praise.”
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  • The death of Thaddeus Stevens, in 1868, had left the House without a master.

    The Negro and the Nation

    George S. Merriam

  • The wild doctrines of Sumner and Thaddeus Stevens on these points are not our law.

  • Thaddeus Stevens received me with as much civility as he was capable of.

  • Thaddeus Funston continued to mold the clay bits and put them in place.

    A Filbert Is a Nut

    Rick Raphael

  • "The Council exists, and with it the obligation it imposes," replied Thaddeus.

    The Parisians, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton


British Dictionary definitions for thaddeus

Thaddeus

Thadeus

noun
  1. New Testament one of the 12 apostles (Matthew 10:3; Mark 3:18), traditionally identified with Jude
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Word Origin and History for thaddeus

Thaddeus

masc. proper name, from Latin Thaddaeus, from Greek Thaddaios, from Talmudic Hebrew Tadday.

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