Definitions for halifax, george saville, marquis of

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word halifax, george saville, marquis of

The Nuttall EncyclopediaRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Halifax, George Saville, Marquis of

    a noted statesman who played a prominent part in the changing politics of Charles II.'s and James II.'s reigns, and whose apparently vacillating conduct won him the epithet of "Trimmer"; he was an orator of brilliant powers and imbued with patriotic motives, and through his various changes may be seen a real desire to serve the cause of civil and religious liberty, but he was never a reliable party man; on the abdication of James II. he, as President of the Convention Parliament, proffered the crown to William of Orange; he rose through successive titles to be a marquis in 1682; his writings, chief of which is "Character of a Trimmer" (practically a defence of his own life), are marked by a pungent wit and graceful persuasiveness (about 1630-1695).


Find a translation for the halifax, george saville, marquis of definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these halifax, george saville, marquis of definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"halifax, george saville, marquis of." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 28 Apr. 2015. <, george saville, marquis of>.

Are we missing a good definition for halifax, george saville, marquis of? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for halifax, george saville, marquis of:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.