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

  • Spencer, Herbert 1820-1903. British philosopher who attempted to apply the theory of evolution to philosophy and ethics in his series Synthetic Philosophy (1855-1893).

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  • proper n. An occupational surname from someone who worked in a spense (larder of medieval monastery).
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname, in regular use since the nineteenth century.
  • proper n. A male given name meaning 'Guardian' when in use as a given name in English nineteenth century courts.


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