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Chrétien

[krey-tyen; French krey-tyan] /kreɪˈtyɛn; French kreɪˈtyɛ̃/
noun
1.
Jean, born 1934, Canadian politician: prime minister 1993–2003.
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  • So we leave chretien to speak across the ages for himself and his generation.

    Four Arthurian Romances Chretien DeTroyes
  • On their arrival they were distributed according to the orders of Brother chretien Turc, now superior.

  • chretien's originality, then, consists in his portrayal of the social ideal of the French aristocracy in the twelfth century.

    Four Arthurian Romances Chretien DeTroyes
  • chretien de Troyes wrote in Champagne during the third quarter of the twelfth century.

    Four Arthurian Romances Chretien DeTroyes
  • "Lancelot" must be the keystone of any theory constructed concerning the moral evolution of chretien.

    Four Arthurian Romances Chretien DeTroyes
  • This Arthurian material, as used by chretien, is fundamentally immoral as judged by Christian standards.

    Four Arthurian Romances Chretien DeTroyes
  • When we speculate upon the development of chretien's moral ideas we are not on such sure ground.

    Four Arthurian Romances Chretien DeTroyes
  • A few words must be devoted to chretien's place in the history of mediaeval narrative poetry.

    Four Arthurian Romances Chretien DeTroyes
British Dictionary definitions for chretien

Chrétien

/French kretjɛ̃/
noun
1.
(Joseph Jacques) Jean. born 1934, Canadian Liberal politician; prime minister of Canada (1993–2003)
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