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Meaning of Hampden

Hamp•den

Pronunciation: (hamp'dun, ham'-), [key]
— n.
  1. 1594–1643, British statesman who defended the rights of the House of Commons against Charles I.
  2. (Walter Hampden Dougherty), 1879–1955, U.S. actor.
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