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benedict

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noun ben·e·dict \ˈbe-nə-ˌdikt\

Definition of benedict

  1. :  a newly married man who has long been a bachelor



Origin of benedict

alteration of Benedick, character in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing


First Known Use: 1821


Benedict

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biographical name Ben·e·dict \ˈbe-nə-ˌdikt\

Definition of Benedict

  1. name of 16 popes: especially XIV (Prospero Lambertini) 1675–1758 (pope 1740–58); XV (Giacomo della Chiesa) 1854–1922 (pope 1914–22); XVI (Joseph Alois Ratz*ing*er \ˈrät-siŋ-ər\ ) 1927–     (pope 2005–13)




Benedict

biographical name ben·e·dict

Definition of Benedict

  1. Ruth 1887–1948 née Fulton Am. anthropol.




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