Marquis de lafayette



[laf-ee-et, laf-ey-, lah-fee-, -fey-; for 1 also French la-fa-yet] /ˌlæf iˈɛt, ˌlæf eɪ-, ˌlɑ fi-, -feɪ-; for 1 also French la faˈyɛt/

noun
1.
Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier
[ma-ree zhaw-zef pawl eev rawk zheel-ber dy maw-tyey] /maˈri ʒɔˈzɛf pɔl iv rɔk ʒilˈbɛr dü mɔˈtyeɪ/ (Show IPA), Marquis de. Also, . 1757–1834, French soldier, statesman, and liberal leader, who served in the American Revolutionary Army as aide-de-camp to General Washington, and took a leading part in the French revolutions of 1789 and 1830.
2.
a city in S Louisiana.
3.
a city in W Indiana, on the Wabash River.
4.
a town in W California.

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