Stephen

I.
/ˈstivən/ (say 'steevuhn)

noun
1. Saint, the first martyr; stoned to death. Acts 6,7.
2. Saint, c. 975–1038, first king of Hungary.
3. 1097?–1154, king of England 1135–54.
II.
/ˈstivən/ (say 'steevuhn)

noun
Sir Ninian Martin /ˈnɪniən/ (say 'nineeuhn), born 1923, Australian judge, born in England; governor-general of Australia 1982–89.
Ninian Stephen came to Australia as a teenager and studied law. He practised as a solicitor, then a barrister, before being appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1970, and in 1972 a justice of the High Court of Australia. He remained on the Bench until becoming governor-general in 1982. After retiring as governor-general, he played a significant role in international affairs, acting as chairman of official talks between Britain and Ireland concerning Northern Ireland in 1992, and judge on international tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda from 1993 to 1997. In 1982 he was made a knight in the Order of Australia (AK) and in 1994 received the imperial award of a knighthood in the Order of the Garter (KG).

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Stephen (V) VI —     Pope Stephen (V) VI     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Stephen (V) VI     (885 91)     Date of birth unknown; died in Sept., 891. His father, Hadrian, who belonged to the Roman aristocracy, entrusted his education to his relative, Bishop… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Stephen — (spr. ßtīw n), 1) James Fitzjames, Baronet, Jurist, geb. 3. März 1829 in London, gest. 11. März 1894 in Ipswich, war erst Advokat, dann 1869 bis 1872 Justizminister im indischen Ministerium, 1879–91 Richter am High Court of justice. Er hat sich… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Stephen (IX) X —     Pope Stephen (IX) X     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Stephen (IX) X     Born probably about the beginning of the eleventh century; died at Florence, 29 March, 1058. (Junian?) Frederick, destined to become Pope Stephen X, was the son of… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Stephen — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Leslie Stephen (1832–1904), britischer Kleriker, Historiker, Literat und Bergsteiger Marcus Stephen (* 1969), nauruischer Gewichtheber und Staatspräsident Ninian Stephen (* 1923), australischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Stephen — Stephen1 [stē′vən] [L Stephanus < Gr Stephanas < stephanos, a crown: see STEPHANOTIS] n. 1. a masculine name: dim. Steve; var. Steven; equiv. L. Stephanus, Fr. Étienne, Ger. Stephan, It. Stefano, Sp. Esteban, Russ. Stepen; fem. Stephanie 2 …   English World dictionary

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