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      n  
1    a port in SE England, in East Sussex on the English Channel: near the site of the Battle of Hastings (1066), in which William the Conqueror defeated King Harold; chief of the Cinque Ports. Pop.: 81139 (1991)  
2    a town in New Zealand, on E North Island: centre of a rich agricultural and fruit-growing region. Pop. (urban area): 58700 (1995 est.)  
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      n   Warren. 1732--1818, British administrator in India; governor general of Bengal (1773--85). He implemented important reforms but was impeached by parliament (1788) on charges of corruption; acquitted in 1795  

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