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[vin-suh nt] /ˈvɪn sənt/
Saint, died a.d. 304, Spanish martyr: patron saint of winegrowers.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “conquering.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If you will go and get ready for dinner, Arthur, said Mrs. Vincent, I will light the lamp.

    Salem Chapel, v. 2/2 Mrs. Oliphant
  • Mr. Vincent began to imagine that the poor fellow was out of his senses.

  • He made his leave-taking all round, before Mrs. Vincent, at the height of victory, rose and went her way.

    Salem Chapel, v. 2/2 Mrs. Oliphant
  • Mr. Percival saw this instinct rising in Mr. Vincent, and smiled.

  • Of course, for herself, there was Vincent Burgess in the pleasant inevitable sometime.

    A Master's Degree Margaret Hill McCarter
Word Origin and History for Vincent

masc. proper name, from French, shortened from Latin Vincentius, from vincens "conquering," from vincere "to overcome" (see victor). The name of a 3c. martyr, it was introduced in England c.1200.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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