Pronunciation: (ses'ul, sis'- or, for 5, sē'sul),[key] —n. 1. (Edgar Algernon) Robert(1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood), 1864–1958, British statesman: Nobel peace prize 1937.
2. Robert (1st Earl of Salisbury and 1st Viscount Cecil of Cranborne), 1563–1612, British statesman (son of William Cecil).
3. Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-. See Salisbury (def. 1).
4. William(1st Baron Burghley or Burleigh), 1520–98, British statesman: adviser to Elizabeth I.
5. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “blind.”