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IL British & World English

Illinois (in official postal use)

il- British & World English

variant spelling of in-, in- assimilated before l (as in illustrate, illuminate).

-il British & World English

Forming adjectives and nouns such as civil and fossil

Ha'il British & World English

A city in northwestern Saudi Arabia, on the pilgrimage route from Iraq to Mecca; population 267,000 (est. 2004)

Kim Il-sung British & World English

(1912–94), Korean communist statesman, first Premier of North Korea 1948–72 and President 1972–94; born Kim Song-ju. He precipitated the Korean War (1950-3), and remained committed to the reunification of the country. He maintained a one-party state and created a personality cult around himself and his family; on his death he was quickly replaced in power by his son Kim Jong-il (1942–2011)

comme il faut British & World English

Correct in behaviour or etiquette

Mussolini, Benito British & World English

(1883–1945), Italian Fascist statesman, Prime Minister 1922–43; known as Il Duce (‘the leader’); full name Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini. He founded the Italian Fascist Party in 1919. He annexed Abyssinia in 1936 and entered the Second World War on Germany’s side in 1940. Forced to resign after the Allied invasion of Sicily, he was rescued from imprisonment by German paratroopers, but was captured and executed by Italian communist partisans

Il Duce in Mussolini, Benito British & World English

(1883–1945), Italian Fascist statesman, Prime Minister 1922–43; known as Il Duce (‘the leader’); full name Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini. He founded the Italian Fascist Party in 1919. He annexed Abyssinia in 1936 and entered the Second World War on Germany’s side in 1940. Forced to resign after the Allied invasion of Sicily, he was rescued from imprisonment by German paratroopers, but was captured and executed by Italian communist partisans

Kim Jong-il in Kim Il-sung British & World English

(1912–94), Korean communist statesman, first Premier of North Korea 1948–72 and President 1972–94; born Kim Song-ju. He precipitated the Korean War (1950-3), and remained committed to the reunification of the country. He maintained a one-party state and created a personality cult around himself and his family; on his death he was quickly replaced in power by his son Kim Jong-il (1942–2011)

comme il faut English-Spanish

como es debido, comme il faut


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