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Jaurès

[ zhaw-res ]
/ ʒɔˈrɛs /
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noun
Jean Lé·on [zhahnley-awn], /ʒɑ̃ leɪˈɔ̃/, 1859–1914, French socialist and writer.
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Jaurès
/ (French ʒɔrɛs) /

noun
Jean Léon (ʒɑ̃ leɔ̃). 1859–1914, French politician and writer, who founded the socialist paper l'Humanité (1904), and united the French socialist movement into a single party (1905); assassinated
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