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Clar·en·don(klăr′ən-dən), First Earl of
See Edward Hyde.
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a style of boldface roman type
[C20: named after the Clarendon Press at Oxford University]
(Placename) a village near Salisbury in S England: site of a council held by Henry II in 1164 that produced a code of laws (the Constitutions of Clarendon) defining relations between church and state
(Biography) 1st Earl of, title of Edward Hyde. 1609–74, English statesman and historian; chief adviser to Charles II (1660–67); author of History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England (1704–07)
Clar•en•don(ˈklær ən dən)
1. Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of, 1609–74, British statesman and historian.
2. Council of, the ecumenical council (1164) occasioned by the opposition of Thomas à Becket to Henry II.