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[rets; French rets] /rɛts; French rɛts/
Gilles de Laval
[zheel duh la-val] /ʒil də laˈval/ (Show IPA),
Baron de, 1404?–40, French marshal: executed for child murder.
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. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was M. de Nerval, the prime minister, whom he had seen at M. the duc de Retz's ball.

  • You are quite right, Albert; you have got the old duchy of Retz.

  • Retz drew himself up, as if bracing himself to meet opposing forces.

  • Keep aloof from Retz and the Spanish faction, but beware especially of Bruhl.

    A Gentleman of France Stanley Weyman
  • The Fronde was and could have been but a failure, and Retz was a failure with it.

  • North, south, and east the three had ridden through the country of Retz.

    The Black Douglas S. R. Crockett
  • And Retz, turning suddenly, caught the look and straightway realized he had been outplayed.

    The Princess Dehra John Reed Scott
  • Our brother will lick the country of Retz as clean as a dog licks a platter.

    The Black Douglas S. R. Crockett
  • Marshal Retz exclaimed angrily, 'are we to be the judges, then, or his Majesty?

    A Gentleman of France Stanley Weyman
  • It contains the number and the names of those who have died in the castles of de Retz.

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


/French rets/
Gilles de Retz, See Rais
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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