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Wilberforce

[ wil-ber-fawrs, -fohrs ]
/ ˈwɪl bərˌfɔrs, -ˌfoʊrs /
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noun
William, 1759–1833, British statesman, philanthropist, and writer.
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Wilberforce
/ (ˈwɪlbəˌfɔːs) /

noun
Samuel. 1805–73, British Anglican churchman; bishop of Oxford (1845–69) and Winchester (1869–73)
his father, William. 1759–1833, British politician and philanthropist, whose efforts secured the abolition of the slave trade (1807) and of slavery (1833) in the British Empire
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