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henchman


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Henchman  \Hench"man\,  n.;  pl  {-men}.  [OE.  hencheman,  henxman; 
  prob.  fr  OE  &  AS  hengest  horse  +  E.  man,  and  meaning,  a 
  groom.  AS  hengest  is  akin  to  D.  &  G.  hengst  stallion,  OHG. 
  hengist  horse,  gelding.] 
  An  attendant;  a  servant;  a  follower.  Now  chiefly  used  as  a 
  political  cant  term. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  henchman 
  n  :  someone  who  assists  in  a  plot  [syn:  {confederate},  {collaborator}, 
  {partner  in  crime}] 




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