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Pronunciation: (kûr'tis), [key]
1. Benjamin Robbins, 1809–74, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1851–57; resigned in dissent over Dred Scott case.
2. Charles, 1860–1936, vice president of the U.S. 1929–33.
3. Cyrus Her•mann Kotzsch•mar Pronunciation: (hûr'mun koch'mär), [key] 1850–1933, U.S. publisher.
4. George Tick•nor Pronunciation: (tik'nur), [key] 1812–94, U.S. attorney and writer.
5. George William, 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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