American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A historical region of northeast Germany on the Baltic Sea. It was originally occupied c. sixth century A.D. by Slavic peoples who were then displaced by Germanic settlements. After 1621 Mecklenburg was divided into two duchies, which joined the German Confederation in 1867.
- n. A historical region in northern Germany.
“Mecklenburg Police call Stanfield Key one of the most dangerous rapists ever convicted in Mecklenburg County. ......”
“They ricocheted around Central Europe before landing in Mecklenburg, Germany, at a refugee camp ravaged by typhus during the worst winter of the century.”
“Prison camps closed in Mecklenburg (Parchim), Saxony (Bautzen and Chemnitz), Silesia (Neuhammer), Brandenburg”
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“They caught MS 13 gang members congregating at the pit the cops raided in Mecklenburg County.”
“Lott (more than one line) [Earliest known (1) born ca. 1759 unknown but had first child in Mecklenburg Co.,”
“Even one of the front page articles takes place over in Mecklenburg.”
“These Germans, whom we have already mentioned, moved, in 1762, to the neighborhood of the little hamlet, then called Mecklenburg, Berkeley County,”
“This stance is in pitiful contrast with other North Carolina counties, such as Mecklenburg, which has emerged as a national leader in responsible local government on immigration.”
“Charlottesville, then, was a name of happy omen for the pretty little town, and in three more years a county was created, it would seem, expressly that it might be called "Mecklenburg," and yet again a slice taken from another county to form the county of Charlotte.”
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