Francis Scott Key

Definitions of Francis Scott Key
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n United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812; the poem was later set to music and entitled `The Star-Spangled Banner' (1779-1843)

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attorney, lawyer
a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
poet
a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)

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