Definition of Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth in English:

Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth

Syllabification: Pinck·ney, Charles Cotesworth
Pronunciation: /ˈpiNGknē/

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  • (1746–1825), US statesman. As minister to France in 1797, he refused the suggestion of certain French officials that he bribe them, in what became known as the XYZ Affair. A Federalist, he ran unsuccessfully for US vice president in 1800 and for president in 1804 and 1808.

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