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

  • Calhoun, John Caldwell 1782-1850. Vice President of the United States (1825-1832) under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. In his political philosophy he maintained that the states had the right to nullify federal legislation that they deemed unconstitutional.

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  • proper n. An Irish surname, variant of the Scottish Colquhoun.


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