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Acton

[ak-tuh n] /ˈæk tən/
noun
1.
Lord (John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron) 1834–1902, English historian.
2.
a former municipal borough in SE England, now part of the London borough of Ealing: center of Puritanism at the time of Cromwell.
3.
a city in NE Massachusetts.
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acton

/ˈæktən/
noun (in medieval Europe)
1.
a jacket or jerkin, originally of quilted cotton, worn under a coat of mail
2.
a leather jacket padded with mail
Word Origin
C14: from Old French auqueton, probably ultimately from Arabic alqutun the cotton

Acton1

/ˈæktən/
noun
1.
a district of the London borough of Ealing

Acton2

/ˈæktən/
noun
1.
John Emerich Edward Dalberg, 1st Baron. 1834–1902, English historian: a proponent of Christian liberal ethics and adviser of Gladstone
2.
his grandfather, Sir John Francis Edward. 1736–1811, European naval commander and statesman: admiral of Tuscany (1774–79) and Naples (1779 onwards) and chief minister of Naples (1779–1806)
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