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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Rick


RICK, as a termination, denotes jurisdiction, or a district over which government is exercised, as in bishopric. Latin rego, to rule, and region.

RIC, as a termination of names, denotes rich or powerful, as in Alfric, Fredrick, like the Greek Polycrates and Plutarchus. It is the first syllable of Richard. [See Rich.]