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Sade

[sahd, sad; French sad] /sɑd, sæd; French sad/
noun
1.
Donatien Alphonse François
[daw-na-syan al-fawns frahn-swa] /dɔ naˈsyɛ̃ alˈfɔ̃s frɑ̃ˈswa/ (Show IPA),
Comte de (Marquis de Sade) 1740–1814, French soldier and novelist, notorious for his paraphilia.
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Sade

/sɑːd/
noun
1.
Comte Donatien Alphonse François de (dɔnasjɛ̃ alfɔ̃s frɑ̃swa də), known as the Marquis de Sade. 1740–1814, French soldier and writer, whose exposition of sexual perversion gave rise to the term sadism
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