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Portia name of the heroine in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, who, dressed in men's clothes, successfully defends her husband's friend Antonio from the prosecution of Shylock; her name may be used allusively for a female advocate or barrister.

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Portia

Portia (Uranus XII) One of the lesser satellites of Uranus, with a diameter of 55 km. It was discovered in 1986.

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Portia

Portia (pôr´shə), in astronomy, one of the natural satellites, or moons, of Uranus.

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Portia

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