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Meaning of Shaftesbury

Shaftes•bur•y

Pronunciation: (shafts'bu-rē, shäfts'-), [key]
— n.
  1. 1621–83, English statesman.
  2. 1671–1713, English moral philosopher (grandson of Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury).
  3. 1801–85, English philanthropist.
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