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  1. Lau·rent [loh-rahn] /loʊˈrɑ̃/, 1785–1869, French educator of the deaf, in the U.S. after 1816.
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Examples from the Web for clerc

Historical Examples

  • Hence the name of clerc applied to any student, even if a layman.

    The Story of Paris

    Thomas Okey

  • On the evening of Sunday, at eight, le Clerc and de Novion came.

    Sir Walter Ralegh

    William Stebbing

  • For here is what he says in his posthumous Reply to M. le Clerc (p. 35): 'M.


    G. W. Leibniz

  • Mr. Clerc is now living in a vigorous old age and is still a teacher at Hartford.

  • He was a citizen of Paris and a member of the university, having the status of clerc.