Definition of Sumner

1. Noun. United States sociologist (1840-1910).

Exact synonyms: William Graham Sumner
Generic synonyms: Sociologist



Definition of Sumner

1. n. A summoner.

Definition of Sumner

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An occupational from=Middle English dot=) for a summoner in court. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete form of summoner) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sumner

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Sumeria
Sumerian
Sumerians
Sumerological
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Sumerologists
Sumerology
Sumitra
Summer
Summer Finding
Summer Triangle
Summer of Love
Summerland
Summers
Sumner
Sumy
Sun
Sun.
Sun King
Sun Myung Moon
Sun Yat-sen
Sun Yixian
Sun of Justice
Sunamganj District
Sunbelt
Sunbittern
Sunbitterns
Sunda
Sunda Islands

Literary usage of Sumner

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"These bitter personalities led to the assault on sumner on 22 May by Preston ... The Senate had adjourned and sumner was seated at his desk writing letters ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1898)
"College, Cambridge, during 1809-10, and in the latter year sumner was ... In the summer of 1814 sumner accompanied Lord Mount-Charles (who had been a fellow ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"She further alleged that on November 7, 1903, upon her application, an order was passed requiring JL sumner, within 30 days thereafter, to pay her the ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"The action was originally brought by Mary J. sumner, the present defendant in error, against David K. Hill, plaintiff in error, in the District Court of ..."

5. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1906)
"On May 10, 1871 the Treaty was sent to the Senate and at once referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations of which sumner was no longer the chairman or ..."

6. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1906)
"On May 10, 1871 the Treaty was sent to the Senate and at once referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations of which sumner was no longer the chairman or ..."

7. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters (1873)
"Increase sumner, of Great Harrington, Mass. A Funeral Discourse by \the~\ Rev. ... Increase sumner, a son of Daniel and Hannah (Watson) sumner (ante, ix. ..."

8. Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield ; with a Review of the by James Gillespie Blaine (1884)
"Charles sumner was deposed from the chairmanship of the Committee on Foreign Relations, — a position he had held continuously since the Republican party ..."

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