A Beckett family

/ə ˈbɛkət/ (say uh 'bekuht)

noun a legal family having influence in early Australia.
1. Sir William, 1806–69, Australian judge, born in England; first chief justice of the colony of Victoria, 1850–57.
2. his brother, Thomas Turner, 1808–92, Australian solicitor and politician, born in England.
3. Sir Thomas, 1836–1919, son of Thomas Turner, Australian judge, born in England.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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