from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth 1746-1825. American diplomat. As a minister to France (1797) he refused to offer a bribe to French negotiators, causing the conflict known as the XYZ Affair. His cousin Charles Pinckney (1757-1824) made important contributions to the U.S. Constitution.
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