Cecil


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Cec·il

 (sĕs′əl), (Edgar Algernon) Robert First Viscount Cecil of Chelwood. 1864-1958.
British public official who helped draft the League of Nations Covenant and was president of the League of Nations Union (1923-1945). He won the 1937 Nobel Peace Prize.

Cec·il

 (sĕs′əl), Robert First Earl of Salisbury. 1563?-1612.
English statesman who helped secure the throne for James I after the death of Elizabeth I (1603).

Cecil

, Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne Third Marquis of Salisbury. 1830-1903.
British politician who was foreign minister under Benjamin Disraeli and prime minister (1885-1892 and 1895-1902).

Cecil

, William First Baron Burghley or Burleigh. 1520-1598.
English statesman and chief adviser to Elizabeth I. He persuaded the queen to execute Mary Queen of Scots.

Cecil

(ˈsɛsəl; ˈsɪs-)
n
1. (Biography) Lord David. 1902–86, English literary critic and biographer
2. (Biography) Robert. See (3rd Marquess of) Salisbury2
3. (Biography) William. See (William Cecil) Burghley

Cec•il

(ˈsɛs əl, ˈsɪs-)

n.
1. Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne, Salisbury (def. 1).
2. William (1st Baron Burghley or Burleigh), 1520–98, British statesman: adviser to Elizabeth I.
Translations

Cecil

[ˈsesl] NCecilio
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Then there was Colonel Cecil Burleigh Essex, another F.
If I had any capital to give them, I should make Frank a butcher, Cecil a baker, and Arthur a grocer -- those being the only human vocations I know of which are certain to be always in request.
At his intercession, and through his influence, Frank, Cecil, and Arthur were received on the foundation of a well-reputed grammar-school.
He had lately fallen ill with over-work, and when he began to recover, his friend Flambeau had taken him on a cruise in a small yacht with Sir Cecil Fanshaw, a young Cornish squire and an enthusiast for Cornish coast scenery.
That's right; and Sir Cecil could have that sword the Admiral threw away by the fence here.
Vyse, Cecil has just asked my permission about it, and I should be delighted, if Lucy wishes it.
I said to Cecil, 'Take her or leave her; it's no business of mine
The only landscape is a Cecil Lawson on the scale of a Rubens.
It was not for William Cecil Clayton, Lord Greystoke, that he had denied his birth.
Then she remembered Cecil Davenant and his strange manner - the story which he was even now waiting to tell her.
Cecil Forrester, to unravel a little domestic complication.
This was Cecil James Barker, of Hales Lodge, Hampstead.