Pronunciation: (môr'is, mor'-), [key]
1. Gouv•er•neur Pronunciation: (guv"ur-nēr'), [key] 1752–1816, U.S. statesman.
2. Robert, 1734–1806, U.S. financier and statesman, born in England.
3. William, 1834–96, English painter, furniture designer, poet, and socialist writer.
4. Wright, born 1910, U.S. novelist.
5. a male given name, form of Maurice.
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