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Nicholson

[nik-uh l-suh n] /ˈnɪk əl sən/
noun
1.
Ben, 1894–1982, British abstract painter.
2.
Sir Francis, 1655–1728, English colonial administrator in America.
3.
Jack, born 1937, U.S. actor.
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British Dictionary definitions for Nicholson

Nicholson

/ˈnɪkəlsən/
noun
1.
Ben. 1894–1982, English painter, noted esp for his abstract geometrical works
2.
Jack. born 1937, US film actor. His films include Easy Rider (1969), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1974), Chinatown (1974), Terms of Endearment (1983), Batman (1989), As Good As It Gets (1998), About Schmidt (2002), and The Departed (2006)
3.
John. 1821–57, British general and administrator, born in Ireland: deputy commissioner in the Punjab (1851–56), where he became the object of hero-worship among the natives and kept the Punjab loyal during the Indian Mutiny: played a major role in the capture of Delhi
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