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Fouquier-Tinville

[ foo-kyey-tan-veel ]
/ fu kyeɪ tɛ̃ˈvil /
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noun

An·toine Quen·tin [ahn-twan kahn-tan], /ɑ̃ˈtwan kɑ̃ˈtɛ̃/, 1747?–95, French revolutionist: prosecutor during the Reign of Terror.

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Fouquier-Tinville
/ (French fukjetɛ̃vil) /

noun

Antoine Quentin (ɑ̃twan kɑ̃tɛ̃). 1746–95, French revolutionary; as public prosecutor (1793–94) during the Reign of Terror, he sanctioned the guillotining of Desmoulins, Danton, and Robespierre
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