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Junius

[joon-yuh s] /ˈdʒun yəs/
noun
1.
the pen name of the unknown author of a series of letters published in a London newspaper (1769–72), attacking the British king and his ministers' abuse of royal prerogative in denying John Wilkes his seat in Parliament.
2.
Franciscus, 1589–1677, English philologist, born in Germany.
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Junius

/ˈdʒuːnjəs/
noun
1.
pen name of the anonymous author of a series of letters (1769–72) attacking the ministries of George III of England: now generally believed to have been written by Sir Philip Francis
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Junius

masc. proper name, from Latin Junius, name of a Roman gens. The pseudonym of the author of a famous series of letters in the "Public Advertiser" from 1768-1772.

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