Cecil [sē′səl, ses′əl]
Cecil definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
a masculine name: fem. Cecilia, Cecily
Origin: Classical Latin Caecilius, name of a Romans; Roman gens; probably ; from caecus (see cecum), hence, literally , dim-sighted, blind
Cecil definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, (Edgar Algernon) Robert. First Viscount Cecil of Chelwood. 1864-1958.
British public official who helped draft the League of Nations Covenant and was president of the League of Nations Union (1923-1945). He won the 1937 Nobel Peace Prize.
, Robert. First Viscount Cranborne and First Earl of Salisbury. 1563?-1612.
English statesman who helped secure the throne for James I after the death of Elizabeth I (1603).
, Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne. Third Marquis of Salisbury. 1830-1903.
British politician who was foreign minister under Benjamin Disraeli and prime minister (1885-1892 and 1895-1902).
, William. First Baron Burghley or Burleigh. 1520-1598.
English statesman and chief adviser to Elizabeth I. He persuaded the queen to execute Mary Queen of Scots.