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Lansdowne

[lanz-doun] /ˈlænz daʊn/
noun
1.
Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice
[pet-ee-fits-mawr-is,, -mor-] /ˈpɛt i fɪtsˈmɔr ɪs,, -ˈmɒr-/ (Show IPA),
5th Marquis of, 1845–1927, British statesman: viceroy of India 1888–94, foreign secretary 1900–05.
2.
William Petty Fitzmaurice
[fits-mawr-is,, -mor-] /fɪtsˈmɔr ɪs,, -ˈmɒr-/ (Show IPA),
2nd Earl of Shelburne, 1st Marquis of, 1737–1805, British statesman: prime minister 1782–83.
3.
a city in SE Pennsylvania.

Petty

[pet-ee] /ˈpɛt i/
noun
1.
Richard, born 1937, U.S. racing-car driver.
2.
William, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, 1st Marquis of Lansdowne, Lansdowne, 1st Marquis of.

Shelburne

[shel-burn] /ˈʃɛl bɜrn/
noun
1.
William Petty Fitzmaurice, 2nd Earl of, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, Lansdowne, 1st Marquess of.
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British Dictionary definitions for second earl shelburne

Lansdowne

/ˈlænzdaʊn/
noun
1.
1st Marquess of. See (William Petty Fitzmaurice) Shelburne

petty

/ˈpɛtɪ/
adjective -tier, -tiest
1.
trivial; trifling; inessential petty details
2.
of a narrow-minded, mean, or small-natured disposition or character petty spite
3.
minor or subordinate in rank petty officialdom
4.
(law) of lesser importance
Derived Forms
pettily, adverb
pettiness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French petit

Shelburne

/ˈʃɛlbɜːn/
noun
1.
2nd Earl of, title of William Petty Fitzmaurice, also called (from 1784) 1st Marquess of Lansdowne. 1737–1805, British statesman; prime minister (1782–83)
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Word Origin and History for second earl shelburne
petty
1393, "small," from O.Fr. petit "small" (see petit). In Eng., not originally disparaging (cf. petty cash, 1834, petty officer, 1577). Meaning "of small importance" is recorded from 1523; that of "small-minded" is from 1581. An old name for "Northern Lights" was petty dancers.
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