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Pronunciation: /pɪt
1The name of two British Tory statesmen:
1.1 William, 1st Earl of Chatham ( 1708–78); known as Pitt the Elder. As Secretary of State (effectively Prime Minister), he headed coalition governments 1756–61 and 1766-8. He brought the Seven Years War to an end in 1763 and also masterminded the conquest of French possessions overseas, particularly in Canada and India.
1.2 William ( 1759–1806), Prime Minister 1783–1801 and 1804-6, the son of Pitt the Elder; known as Pitt the Younger. The youngest-ever Prime Minister, he introduced reforms to reduce the national debt.

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