janet reno

Reno

[ree-noh]
noun
1.
Janet, born 1938, U.S. lawyer: first woman to be U.S. attorney general, 1993–2001.
2.
a city in W Nevada.
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Reno (ˈriːnəʊ)
 
n
a city in W Nevada, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada: noted as a divorce, wedding, and gambling centre by reason of its liberal laws. Pop: 193 882 (2003 est)

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Reno definition


City in western Nevada.

Note: Known for its gambling casinos and, in the first half of the twentieth century, for easily obtained divorces.
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janet reno

American lawyer and public official who became the first woman attorney general (1993-2001) of the United States.

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