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Fulbright

[foo l-brahyt] /ˈfʊlˌbraɪt/
noun
1.
(James) William, 1905–95, U.S. politician: senator 1945–74.
2.
Informal.
  1. a grant awarded under the provisions of the Fulbright Act.
  2. a person who receives such a grant.
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Fulbright
in ref. to U.S. Sen. William Fulbright of Arkansas, esp. to the Fulbright Act of 1946, which authorized proceeds from sales of U.S. war surplus materials to be used to fund higher education overseas.
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