Curtis: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kûr'tis), [key]
— n.
  1. 1809–74, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1851–57; resigned in dissent over Dred Scott case.
  2. 1860–1936, vice president of the U.S. 1929–33.
  3. 1850–1933, U.S. publisher.
  4. 1812–94, U.S. attorney and writer.
  5. 1824–92, U.S. essayist, editor, and reformer.
  6. a male given name: from an Old French word meaning “courteous.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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