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

  • Palmerston, Third Viscount. Title of Henry John Temple. 1784-1865. British politician remembered for his efforts to maintain the balance of power in Europe. He served as foreign secretary (1830-1834, 1835-1841, and 1846-1851) and prime minister (1855-1858 and 1859-1865).

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