Meaning of Boniface


Pronunciation: (bon'u-fās", -fis for 4 also Fr. bô-nē-fas'), [key]
— n.
  1. (Wynfrith), a.d. 680?–755?, English monk who became a missionary in Germany.
  2. a jovial innkeeper in George Farquhar's The Beaux' Stratagem.
  3. (l.c.) any landlord or innkeeper.
  4. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “doer of good.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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