Foucquet

[French foo-ke]

Fouquet

or Fouc·quet

[French foo-ke]
noun
  1. Jean or Je·han [both French zhahn] /both French ʒɑ̃/, c1420–c80, French painter.
  2. Ni·co·las [nee-kaw-lah] /ni kɔˈlɑ/, Marquis de Belle-Isle, 1615–80, French statesman.
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Historical Examples of foucquet

  • Foucquet thought to have gained the confidence and admiration of the king.

    The Tapestry Book

    Helen Churchill Candee

  • Foucquet had believed in listening to Lauzun that he was mentally deranged.

  • The Abbe Foucquet did not quite understand all this, which was very rapidly and roughly explained to him.

    The Elusive Pimpernel

    Baroness Emmuska Orczy

  • Foucquet depicts a debauched priest who has a bad cold and has been drinking sour wine.

    L-bas

    J. K. Huysmans

  • A fearful cut, but only a straw to the fate which followed, the investigations into the affairs of Superintendent Foucquet.

    The Tapestry Book

    Helen Churchill Candee


British Dictionary definitions for foucquet

Foucquet

noun
  1. a variant spelling of (Nicolas) Fouquet

Fouquet

noun
  1. Jean (ʒɑ̃). ?1420–?80, French painter and miniaturist
  2. Also: Foucquet Nicolas (nikɔlɑ), Marquis de Belle-Isle . 1615–80, French statesman; superintendent of finance (1653–61) under Louis XIV. He was imprisoned for embezzlement, having been denounced by Colbert
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