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Retz

[rets; French rets] /rɛts; French rɛts/
noun
1.
Gilles de Laval
[zheel duh la-val] /ʒil də laˈval/ (Show IPA),
Baron de, 1404?–40, French marshal: executed for child murder.
2.
Jean François Paul de Gondi
[zhahn frahn-swa pawl duh gawn-dee] /ʒɑ̃ frɑ̃ˈswa pɔl də gɔ̃ˈdi/ (Show IPA),
Cardinal de, 1614–79, French politician and clergyman.
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Examples from the Web for Retz
Historical Examples
  • You are quite right, Albert; you have got the old duchy of Retz.

  • The Fronde was and could have been but a failure, and Retz was a failure with it.

  • Retz attributed to him a proposition which is not in his writings.

    The History of Freedom John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
  • Keep aloof from Retz and the Spanish faction, but beware especially of Bruhl.

    A Gentleman of France Stanley Weyman
  • Marshal Retz exclaimed angrily, 'are we to be the judges, then, or his Majesty?

    A Gentleman of France Stanley Weyman
  • North, south, and east the three had ridden through the country of Retz.

    The Black Douglas S. R. Crockett
  • Our brother will lick the country of Retz as clean as a dog licks a platter.

    The Black Douglas S. R. Crockett
  • I have never lost sight of you since you came to this fatal land of Retz.

    The Black Douglas S. R. Crockett
  • It contains the number and the names of those who have died in the castles of de Retz.

    The Black Douglas S. R. Crockett
  • Throughout La Vendée and all the country of Retz had run a terrible rumour.

    The Black Douglas S. R. Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for Retz

Retz

/French rets/
noun
1.
Gilles de Retz, See Rais
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