e. a. r. cecil

Cecil

[ses-uhl, sis- or for 5, see-suhl]
noun
1.
(Edgar Algernon) Robert (1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood) 1864–1958, British statesman: Nobel peace Prize 1937.
2.
Robert (1st Earl of Salisburyand1st Viscount Cecil of Cranborne) 1563–1612, British statesman (son of William Cecil).
3.
Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-, Salisbury ( def 1 ).
4.
William (1st Baron Burghley or Burleigh) 1520–98, British statesman: adviser to Elizabeth I.
5.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “blind.”
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Cecil (ˈsɛsəl, ˈsɪs-)
 
n
1.  Lord David. 1902--86, English literary critic and biographer
2.  Robert. See (3rd Marquess of) Salisbury
3.  William. See (William Cecil) Burghley

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Cecil
proper name, and fem. Cecilia, from L. Cæcilius, fem. Cæcilia, name of a Roman gens, from cæcus "blind."
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