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[mawr-is, mor-, maw-rees; for 3 also French maw-rees] /ˈmɔr ɪs, ˈmɒr-, mɔˈris; for 3 also French mɔˈris/
German Moritz. 1521–53, German general: elector of Saxony 1547–53.
of Nassau, 1567–1625, Dutch statesman.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • How wickedly he looked at you when Maurice pictured how dear you were to him!

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • At last I had it, the telegram I had waited for, feared and hoped to receive, signed Maurice.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • With his right hand Maurice sought his revolver, cocked and leveled it.

    The Puppet Crown Harold MacGrath
  • You were going to say than I was on the banks of the St. Maurice?

    One Day's Courtship Robert Barr
  • Nanette, I would have killed myself rather than harm Maurice.

British Dictionary definitions for Maurice


1521–53, duke of Saxony (1541–53) and elector of Saxony (1547–53). He was instrumental in gaining recognition of Protestantism in Germany
known as Maurice of Nassau. 1567–1625, prince of Orange and count of Nassau; the son of William the Silent, after whose death he led the United Provinces of the Netherlands in their struggle for independence from Spain (achieved by 1609)
Frederick Denison. 1805–72, English Anglican theologian and pioneer of Christian socialism
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Word Origin and History for Maurice

masc. proper name, from French Maurice, from Late Latin Mauritius, from Latin Maurus "inhabitant of Mauretania, Moor" (see Moor).

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