- /ˈstivən/ (say 'steevuhn)
noun an Australian family active in the field of law.
1. John, 1771–1833, judge, born in the West Indies.
2. his brother, Sir George, 1794–1879, barrister, born in the West Indies; became a Queen's Counsel in 1871.
3. Sir Alfred, 1802–94, son of John, pioneer legislator and judge, born in the West Indies; chief justice of NSW 1844–73; active reformer of the legal system.
4. George Milner, 1812–94, son of John, colonial secretary of SA, born in England.
5. Sir (Matthew) Henry, 1828–1920, son of Alfred, chief justice of the Supreme Court 1902–04; first barrister to be admitted on colonial qualifications in NSW, 1850.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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