boniface boniface

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
  2. (n) the owner or manager of an inn

Usage(s):

  • Forehanded, the American mediator on behalf of the Park Hotel had already called Shanghai firemen, soon announced with his blandest boniface smile: "Damage was negligible.

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