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benedict

noun ben·e·dict \ˈbe-nə-ˌdikt\

Definition of BENEDICT

:  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

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

Definition of BENEDICT

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

Definition of BENEDICT

Ruth 1887–1948 née Fulton Am. anthropol.

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July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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