Definition of Saint thomas a becket

1. Noun. (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170).




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saint Thomas A Becket

Saint Nick
Saint Olaf
Saint Olav
Saint Paddy's
Saint Patrick
Saint Patrick's Day
Saint Paul
Saint Peter
Saint Peter's wreath
Saint Peter Port
Saint Peter the Apostle
Saint Petersburg
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Thomas
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Saint Thomas a Becket
Saint Ulmo's fire
Saint Ulmo's light
Saint Valentine's Day
Saint Vincent
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vitus dance
Saintpaulia
Saintpaulia ionantha
Saints
Saints Peter and Paul
Saipan
Saiph
Saitama

Literary usage of Saint thomas a becket

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1. The Poetical Works of John Skelton: With Notes, and Some Account of the by John Skelton (1843)
"... Thomas of Kente] ie by saint Thomas a Becket: " Thought I, By saint Thomas of Kent," &c. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... at the same time there were several famous shrines in England itself, chief among them the shrine of Saint Thomas a Becket, archbishop of Canterbury, ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"He is one of the three most eminent saints of the Church in England, the other two being Saint Edmund of Edmundsbury, and Saint Thomas a Becket, ..."

4. The History of the World: Comprising a General History, Both Ancient and by Samuel Maunder (1852)
"... did not fail to attribute that victory to the pious means by which Henry had appeased Saint Thomas a Becket, who had thus signalized hie forgiveness. ..."

5. A View of Congregationalism: Its Principles & Doctrines; the Testimony of by George Punchard (1856)
"... and treason, of the world-renowned " Saint Thomas a Becket," archbishop of Canterbury, who had been in his grave between three and four hundred years. ..."

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