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- 1. Joseph, Chief Joseph
- usage: leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840-1904)
- 2. Joseph
- usage: (Old Testament) the 11th son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel; Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colors, which made his brothers jealous and they sold him into slavery in Egypt
- 3. Joseph
- usage: (New Testament) husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus
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