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  1. Mauricenoun

    A male given name from Latin.

    For some reason I am a man known by his surname; I might never have been christened for all the use my friends make of the rather affected Maurice my literary parents gave me.

  2. Mauricenoun

    A patronymic surname.

  3. Etymology: From Late Latin Mauritius, derived from Maurus ("Moor; dark, swarthy"). Popularized by a 3rd-century Roman soldier martyr.

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  1. Maurice

    Maurice was Byzantine Emperor from 582 to 602. A prominent general in his youth, Maurice fought with success against the Sassanid Persians. Once he became Emperor, he brought the war with Persia to a victorious conclusion: the Empire's eastern border in the Caucasus was vastly expanded and for the first time in nearly two centuries the Romans were no longer obliged to pay the Persians thousands of pounds of gold annually for peace. Maurice campaigned extensively in the Balkans against the Avars – pushing them back across the Danube by 599. He also conducted campaigns across the Danube, the first Emperor to do so in over two hundred years. In the West, he established two large semi-autonomous provinces called exarchates, ruled by exarchs, or viceroys, of the emperor. In Italy, Maurice established the Exarchate of Ravenna in 584, the first real effort by the Empire to halt the advance of the Lombards. With the creation of the Exarchate of Africa in 590, he further solidified the empire's hold on the western Mediterranean. His reign was troubled by financial difficulties and almost constant warfare. In 602, a dissatisfied general named Phocas usurped the throne, having Maurice and his six sons executed. This event would prove cataclysmic for the Empire, sparking a devastating war with Persia that would leave both empires weakened prior to the Muslim invasions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maurice in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maurice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Maurice in a Sentence

  1. Sean Bailey:

    When you're able to bring wonderful casts to some of these characters -- that haven't been realized in live action... you can sort of bring layers and texture, if you look at something like 'Beauty and the Beast,' well, why is Belle's father, Maurice, so protective? Why is she in the provincial town? You can expand the stories and enhance the stories.

  2. Terry Schulman:

    Known in the 1920s as ‘Goddess of the Silver Screen,’ Dolores Costello was one-third of the first great family of movie stars, her father, Maurice Costello, was the first screen heartthrob, her sister Helene starred in the first all-talking picture.

  3. The DOJ:

    Maurice Levy and Derrick Levy further admitted that they would call individuals in the United States, many of whom were elderly and vulnerable, and falsely claim that the individuals had won a sweepstakes prize but were required to pay fees prior to the delivery of the prize. In truth, no such prize existed.

  4. Verdine White:

    My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep, while the world has lost another great musician and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what will be a very difficult and life changing transition in our lives. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes.

  5. Barry Gibb:

    Of course [I miss them], we spent over 40 years around one microphone; how do you ever get past that? You dont. But if I get the opportunity to be on stage, as far as I can tell, theyre right there with me. I can still smell the cologne that Maurice used. When youre around one microphone, there are things you just never forget.

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