Meaning of Cecil


Pronunciation: (ses'ul, sis'- or, for 5, sē'sul), [key]
— n.
  1. (1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood), 1864–1958, British statesman: Nobel peace prize 1937.
  2. (1st Earl of Salisbury and 1st Viscount Cecil of Cranborne), 1563–1612, British statesman (son of William Cecil).
  3. See(def. 1).
  4. (1st Baron Burghley or Burleigh), 1520–98, British statesman: adviser to Elizabeth I.
  5. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “blind.”
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