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Clar·en·don(klăr′ən-dən), First Earl of
See Edward Hyde.
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(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)
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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.
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