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Bal·four(băl′fo͝or′, -fôr′), Arthur James First Earl of Balfour. 1848-1930.
British prime minister (1902-1905) who later served as foreign secretary under David Lloyd George (1916-1919). In 1917 he promised British support for a national homeland for Jews in Palestine, provided that the rights of existing communities would be safeguarded.
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Balfour(ˈbælfɔː; -fə; -fʊə)
(Biography) Arthur James, 1st Earl of Balfour. 1848–1930, British Conservative statesman: prime minister (1902–05); foreign secretary (1916–19)
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Bal•four(ˈbæl fʊər, -fər)
Arthur James (1st Earl of Balfour), 1848–1930, British statesman and writer: prime minister 1902–05.
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