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Jeffreys

[jef-reez] /ˈdʒɛf riz/
noun
1.
George (1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem) 1648–89, English jurist.
2.
Sir Harold, 1891–1989, British geophysicist and astronomer.

Jeffrey

[jef-ree] /ˈdʒɛf ri/
noun
1.
Francis ("Lord Jeffrey") 1773–1850, Scottish jurist, editor, and critic.
2.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “divine peace.”.
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Jeffreys

/ˈdʒɛfrɪz/
noun
1.
George, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem. ?1645–89, English judge, notorious for his brutality at the "Bloody Assizes" (1685), where those involved in Monmouth's rebellion were tried

Jeffrey

/ˈdʒɛfrɪ/
noun
1.
Francis, Lord. 1773–1850, Scottish judge and literary critic. As editor of the Edinburgh Review (1803–29), he was noted for the severity of his criticism of the romantic poets, esp Wordsworth
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Word Origin and History for Jeffreys

Jeffrey

masc. proper name, from Old French Jeufroi, Jefroi, variants of Geuffroi (see Geoffrey).

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