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[maz-uh-rin, maz-uh-reen; French ma-za-ran]
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  1. Jules [joolz; French zhyl] /dʒulz; French ʒül/, Giulio Mazarini, 1602–61, French cardinal and statesman, born in Italy: chief minister of Louis XIV 1642–61.
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Examples from the Web for mazarin

Historical Examples

  • Pontcarre said he was not so much afraid of a Spaniard as of a Mazarin.

    The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete

    Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz

  • Despite his Roman purple, Mazarin was condemned to be hanged.

    The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete

    Madame La Marquise De Montespan

  • Mazarin has dismissed me from his service unjustly and unpaid.

    The Suitors of Yvonne

    Raphael Sabatini

  • I'll wager a hundred that Mazarin will hang the Chevalier if he catches him just now.

    The Suitors of Yvonne

    Raphael Sabatini

  • Mazarin appointed him Bishop of Langres for having betrayed his master.

British Dictionary definitions for mazarin


  1. Jules (ʒyl), original name Giulio Mazarini. 1602–61, French cardinal and statesman, born in Italy. He succeeded Richelieu (1642) as chief minister to Louis XIII and under the regency of Anne of Austria (1643–61). Despite the disturbances of the Fronde (1648–53), he strengthened the power of France in Europe
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