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Rhodes, Cecil

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishRhodes, CecilCecil RhodesRhodes, Ce‧cil /ˈsesəl/  (1853–1902) a South African politician, born in the UK, who was prime minister of Cape Colony (1890–96) and is famous for his imperialism (=the policy by which rich and powerful countries gain political and economic control over poorer countries). He also made a lot of money from diamond mines, and he used some of this to set up the rhodes scholarships.
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