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

  • A fashionable residential district of southwest London, England, centered on Belgrave Square. It was laid out in the 1820s.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An area of central London, noted for being one of the wealthiest districts in the world.


After Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster, whose title was Viscount Belgrave when the area was developed in the 1820s. The village of Belgrave, Cheshire is close to the Grosvenor family's main country seat. (Wiktionary)



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