Pitt definition by Webster's New World
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- Pitt, William 1st Earl of Chatham 1708-78; Eng. statesman: prime minister (1766-68): called the Great Commoner
- Pitt, William 1759-1806; Eng. statesman: prime minister (1783-1801; 1804-06): son of William
Pitt definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, William. First Earl of Chatham. Known as “Pitt the Elder.” 1708-1778.
British political leader and orator who directed his country's military effort during the Seven Years' War (1756-1763).
, William. Second Earl of Chatham. Known as “Pitt the Younger.” 1759-1806.
British prime minister (1783-1801 and 1804-1806). He accomplished the Act of Union between Ireland and Britain (1800) but was unsuccessful in his efforts to achieve Catholic emancipation.