from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Benedict, Ruth Fulton 1887-1948. American anthropologist noted for her study of Native American and Japanese cultures.
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- proper n. A male given name, best known for the sixth-century founder of the Benedictine order.
- proper n. A patronymic surname.
From Late Latin Benedictus ("blessed, well spoken of"), from Latin benedīcō ("I bless"). (Wiktionary)