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Noun: Laurentius  lo'ren-shee-us
  1. (Christianity) Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
    - Lawrence of Rome, Lawrence, Saint Lawrence, St. Lawrence

Type of: martyr, saint

Encyclopedia: Laurentius