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

  • Balfour, Arthur James. First Earl of Balfour. 1848-1930. British prime minister (1902-1905) who later served as foreign secretary under David Lloyd George (1916-1919). In 1917 he promised British support for a national homeland for Jews in Palestine, provided that the rights of existing communities would be safeguarded.

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  • n. English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1848-1930)


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