Pronunciation: (pûr'sē), [key]
1. Sir Henry (“Hotspur”), 1364–1403, English military and rebel leader.
2. Thomas, 1729–1811, English poet and antiquary: bishop of Dromore 1782–1811.
3. a male given name, form of Percival.
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