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[ek-si-ter] /ˈɛk sɪ tər/

a city in Devonshire, in SW England: cathedral.
a town in SE New Hampshire.
a city in SW England, administrative centre of Devon; university (1955). Pop: 106 772 (2001)

Old English Exanceaster, Escanceaster, from Latin Isca (c.150), from Celtic river name Exe “the water” + Old English ceaster “Roman town” (see Chester).


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  • Exeunt-omnes

    [ek-see-uh nt om-neez, ek-see-oo nt ohm-neys] /ˈɛk si ənt ˈɒm niz, ˈɛk siˌʊnt ˈoʊm neɪs/ noun 1. they all go out (used formerly as a stage direction). /ˈɛksɪˌʌnt ˈɒmneɪz/ uknown 1. they all go out: used as a stage direction

  • Ex-facie

    [eks fey-shee-ee, eks fah-kee-ey] /ɛks ˈfeɪ ʃiˌi, ɛks ˈfɑ kiˌeɪ/ adverb, adjective, Law. 1. (of a document) on the basis of its face or what is apparent: The contract was ex facie satisfactory.

  • Ex-facto

    [eks fahk-toh; English eks fak-toh] /ɛks ˈfɑk toʊ; English ɛks ˈfæk toʊ/ adverb, Latin. 1. according to fact; actually.

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