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

  • Webb, Sidney James. First Baron Passfield. 1859-1947. British sociologist and economist who was a founder of the London School of Economics (1895). He and his wife, Beatrice Potter Webb (1858-1943), were central members of the Fabian Society and together wrote The History of Trade Unionism (1894) and other books.

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  • proper n. An English and Scottish occupational surname for a weaver.

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  • n. English writer and a central member of the Fabian Society (1858-1943)
  • n. English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947)


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