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Bon·i·face

 (bŏn′ə-fās′), Saint Originally Winfrid or Wynfrith. 675?-754.
Anglo-Saxon missionary who promulgated Christianity among the tribes in what is now Germany.

bon·i·face

 (bŏn′ə-fəs, -fās′)
n.
The keeper of an inn, hotel, nightclub, or eating establishment.

[After Boniface, an innkeeper in The Beaux' Stratagem by George Farquhar (1678-1707).]
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Boniface

(ˈbɒnɪˌfeɪs)
n
(Biography) Saint, original name Wynfrith. ?680–?755 ad, Anglo-Saxon missionary: archbishop of Mainz (746–755). Feast day: June 5
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Bon•i•face

(ˈbɒn ə fɪs, -ˌfeɪs)

n.
1. Saint (Wynfrith), a.d. 680?–755?, English monk who became a missionary in Germany.
2. (l.c.) a landlord or innkeeper.

Bon•i•face

(ˈbɒn ə fɪs, -ˌfeɪs)
1. Boniface I, Saint, died A.D. 422, pope 418–422.
2. Boniface VIII (Benedetto Caetani), c1235–1303, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1294–1303.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Boniface - (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faithBoniface - (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
2.Boniface - the owner or manager of an innboniface - the owner or manager of an inn  
hostess - a woman innkeeper
padrone - an owner or proprietor of an inn in Italy
patron - the proprietor of an inn
victualer, victualler - an innkeeper (especially British)
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