Definitions

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  • proper noun A ducal title which has been traditionally awarded to junior members of the English and British royal families
  • proper noun An English surname.
  • proper noun A male given name.
  • proper noun A placename given to towns in countries settled by the British.

Etymologies

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Originally a ducal title of the English and British royal family, believed to originate from the town of Clare, Suffolk, although it has also been associated with Clarentza in the Principality of Achaea.

Examples

  • Thursday, April 09, 2009 at 6: 22 a.m. CLARENCE (AP) -- New York State Police officials will be in the Buffalo suburb of Clarence today to thank the community for its help in the aftermath of the crash of Flight 3407.

    NBC3 - Local News

  • [Enter CLARENCE and SOMERSET] But see where Somerset and Clarence come!

    The Third Part of King Henry VI

  • Referring to himself as her husband and urging her to do likewise, he also told her to enter the name Clarence King in their family Bible.

    The Five of Hearts

  • Referring to himself as her husband and urging her to do likewise, he also told her to enter the name Clarence King in their family Bible.

    The Five of Hearts

  • (After all, "Clarence" is Nagin's real first name, even though he doesn't use it.)

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Clarence is right, the current account deficit and the capital account surplus are two sides of the same coin.

    Dollar Bubble, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • His tough persona made his comedic turn as Captain Clarence Oveur in Airplane all the more hilarious.

    Peter Graves Dies at 83 | /Film

  • The word Clarence is stitched on his front pocket — I wonder if that's his name or someone else's; he doesn't look like a Clarence.

    Invisible Grime

  • The word “Islam” is the source of much confusion regarding the group, especially since the Five Percent founder, Father Allah, had previously belonged to the Nation of Islam under the name Clarence 13X, and because like the NOI, the Five Percenters use a variety of references to the culture and geography of Arabic Islam, even rebranding Harlem as Mecca and Brooklyn as Medina.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The word “Islam” is the source of much confusion regarding the group, especially since the Five Percent founder, Father Allah, had previously belonged to the Nation of Islam under the name Clarence 13X, and because like the NOI, the Five Percenters use a variety of references to the culture and geography of Arabic Islam, even rebranding Harlem as Mecca and Brooklyn as Medina.

    TONIGHT ON THE TERRORDOME: The Five Percent Nation of Gods and Earths

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