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

  • Paine, Robert Treat 1731-1814. American Revolutionary leader and jurist. A signer of the Declaration of Independence, he later served as a justice of the Massachusetts supreme court (1790-1804).
  • Paine, Thomas 1737-1809. British-born American writer and Revolutionary leader who wrote the pamphlet Common Sense (1776) arguing for American independence from Britain. In England he published The Rights of Man (1791-1792), a defense of the French Revolution.

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  • proper n. An English surname, of Norman derivation, meaning someone who lived outside of a city (See Latin pagus).

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  • n. American Revolutionary leader and pamphleteer (born in England) who supported the American colonist's fight for independence and supported the French Revolution (1737-1809)
  • n. American Revolutionary leader and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1731-1814)


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