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Definitions of franklin:
  • noun:   a landowner (14th and 15th centuries) who was free but not of noble birth
  • noun:   printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is remembered particularly for his research in electricity (1706-1790)
  • noun:   United States historian noted for studies of Black American history (born in 1915)
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 1960 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #199)
  • name:  A male given name (common: 1 in 1298 males; popularity rank in the U.S.: #216)

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