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(in medieval Europe) n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a jacket or jerkin, originally of quilted cotton, worn under a coat of mail
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a leather jacket padded with mail
[C14: from Old French auqueton, probably ultimately from Arabic alqutun the cotton]
(Placename) a district of the London borough of Ealing
1. (Biography) John Emerich Edward Dalberg, 1st Baron. 1834–1902, English historian: a proponent of Christian liberal ethics and adviser of Gladstone
2. (Biography) his grandfather, Sir John Francis Edward. 1736–1811, European naval commander and statesman: admiral of Tuscany (1774–79) and Naples (1779 onwards) and chief minister of Naples (1779–1806)
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1. Lord (John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron), 1834–1902, English historian.
2. a former municipal borough in SE England, now part of the London borough of Ealing.
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