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boniface

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noun bon·i·face \ˈbä-nə-fəs, -ˌfās\

Definition of boniface

  1. :  the proprietor of a hotel, nightclub, or restaurant



Examples of boniface

  1. <the operator of the inn is the very epitome of the genial and gracious boniface>



Origin of boniface

Boniface, innkeeper in The Beaux' Stratagem (1707) by George Farquhar


First Known Use: 1742


Boniface

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biographical name Bon·i·face \ˈbä-nə-fəs, -ˌfās\

Definition of Boniface

  1. Saint ca 675–754 Wynfrid or Wynfrith Eng. missionary in Germany




Boniface

biographical name bon·i·face

Definition of Boniface

  1. name of 9 popes: especially VIII (Benedict Caetani) ca 1235(or 1240)–1303 (pope 1294–1303)




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