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

  • Pitt 1, William. First Earl of Chatham. Known as "Pitt the Elder.” 1708-1778. British political leader and orator who directed his country's military effort during the Seven Years' War (1756-1763).
  • Pitt 2, William. Second Earl of Chatham. Known as "Pitt the Younger.” 1759-1806. British prime minister (1783-1801 and 1804-1806). He accomplished the Act of Union between Ireland and Britain (1800) but was unsuccessful in his efforts to achieve Catholic emancipation.

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  • proper n. An English topographical surname for someone who lived by, or operated a pit or mine.

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  • n. a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
  • n. English statesman who brought the Seven Years' War to an end (1708-1778)
  • n. English statesman and son of Pitt the Elder (1759-1806)


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