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Peel, Sir Robert

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Pronunciation: /piːl
 
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Definition of Peel, Sir Robert in English:

( 1788–1850), British Conservative statesman, Prime Minister 1834-5 and 1841-6. As Home Secretary (1828–30) he established the Metropolitan Police (hence the nicknames bobby and peeler). His repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846 split the Conservatives and forced his resignation.

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