Definition of Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth in English:

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Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth

Pronunciation: /ˈpiNGknē/

Entry from US English dictionary

(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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Syllabification: Pinck·ney, Charles Cotesworth

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