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Dreyfus

[ drey-fuhs, drahy-; French drey-fys ]
/ ˈdreɪ fəs, ˈdraɪ-; French dreɪˈfüs /
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noun

Al·fred [al-frid; French al-fred], /ˈæl frɪd; French alˈfrɛd/, 1859–1935, French army officer of Jewish descent: convicted of treason 1894, 1899; acquitted 1906.

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British Dictionary definitions for Dreyfus

Dreyfus
/ (ˈdreɪfəs, French drɛfys) /

noun

Alfred (alfrɛd). 1859–1935, French army officer, a Jew whose false imprisonment for treason (1894) raised issues of anti-semitism and militarism that dominated French politics until his release (1906)
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