from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Disraeli, Benjamin. First Earl of Beaconsfield. Known as "Dizzy.” 1804-1881. British politician and novelist. He served as prime minister (1868 and 1874-1880) and was instrumental in extending the power and scope of the British Empire.

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  • n. British statesman who as Prime Minister bought controlling interest in the Suez Canal and made Queen Victoria the empress of India (1804-1881)


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