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 (bŏn′ə-fās′), Saint Originally Winfrid or Wynfrith. 675?-754.
Anglo-Saxon missionary who promulgated Christianity among the tribes in what is now Germany.


 (bŏn′ə-fəs, -fās′)
The keeper of an inn, hotel, nightclub, or eating establishment.

[After Boniface, an innkeeper in The Beaux' Stratagem by George Farquhar (1678-1707).]
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(Biography) Saint, original name Wynfrith. ?680–?755 ad, Anglo-Saxon missionary: archbishop of Mainz (746–755). Feast day: June 5
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(ˈbɒn ə fɪs, -ˌfeɪs)

1. Saint (Wynfrith), a.d. 680?–755?, English monk who became a missionary in Germany.
2. (l.c.) a landlord or innkeeper.


(ˈbɒn ə fɪs, -ˌfeɪs)
1. Boniface I, Saint, died A.D. 422, pope 418–422.
2. Boniface VIII (Benedetto Caetani), c1235–1303, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1294–1303.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Boniface - (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faithBoniface - (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
2.Boniface - the owner or manager of an innboniface - the owner or manager of an inn  
hostess - a woman innkeeper
padrone - an owner or proprietor of an inn in Italy
patron - the proprietor of an inn
victualer, victualler - an innkeeper (especially British)
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References in classic literature ?
Mousqueton was a Norman, whose pacific name of Boniface his master had changed into the infinitely more sonorous name of Mousqueton.
According to the great alchemist, Pierre de Boniface, the diamond rendered a man invisible, and the agate of India made him eloquent.
As the company's chief executive officer, Boniface spends his time working with the country's mobile phone carriers and putting together Jamless's website in preparation for its launch in the coming months.
Editors Boniface and Seymour are affiliated with Cardiff University.
Boniface, which is housed in the church basement, is for the good company.
Googling a runner Saint Boniface 1.05 Lingfield The Apostle of the Germans, Saint Boniface (c.680-June 5, 754) was born Winfrid, Wynfrith or Wynfryth in the kingdom of Wessex, probably at Crediton, now in Devon.
Together with the Gaul Aldebert, this peregrinus was the subject of an extensive correspondence between Boniface and the pope, which eventually led to the condemnation of both men at the Roman Council of 745.
The Christmas tree has a long association with Christianity, which began in Germany almost 1,000 years ago when St Boniface, who converted the German people to Christianity, was said to have come across a group of pagans worshipping an oak tree.
He says he has no wish to train the dog, which is called Boniface, as a diver, but just wants to give him the experience of submersion that he himself enjoys.
Everything from mum and toddler groups to a local home for the elderly is supported by members of St Boniface Church in Quinton.
Right next door to the cathedral is the Saint Boniface Museum, home to what is arguably the most extensive collection of artifacts relating to the life and death of Louis Riel.
Among the many popes in the Middle Ages, Boniface VIII (1294-1303) is one of the few who are famous.