[laf-ee-et, laf-ey-, lah-fee-, -fey-; for 1 also French la-fa-yet]
- Ma·rie Jo·seph Paul Yves Roch Gil·bert du Mo·tier [ma-ree zhaw-zef pawl eev rawk zheel-ber dy maw-tyey] /maˈri ʒɔˈzɛf pɔl iv rɔk ʒilˈbɛr dü mɔˈtyeɪ/, Marquis de.Also La Fayette.1757–1834, French soldier, statesman, and liberal leader, who served in the American Revolutionary Army as aide-de-camp to General Washington, and took a leading part in the French revolutions of 1789 and 1830.
- a city in S Louisiana.
- a city in W Indiana, on the Wabash River.
- a town in W California.
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Examples from the Web for lafayette
At Lafayette, Euler allegedy joined FIJI, a fraternity not recognized by the administration.
In 2009, Phillylacrosse.com reported that Euler had "signed a letter of intent to play at Lafayette College."
FIJI, a source who attended Lafayette with Stocky told The Daily Beast, is mostly made up of lacrosse and baseball players.
Nick Guerrero, a junior, was a resident of one the evacuated dorms, Lafayette.Inside the NYU Refugee Camp for Displaced Students
Kevin Fallon, Abby Haglage
November 1, 2012
Lafayette, more interested in his own nationwide tour of adulation, declined.Washington Was Broke? Why Founding Fathers Were Strapped for Cash
Willard Sterne Randall
February 20, 2012
The army lived in huts, which, as Lafayette exclaimed, "were no gayer than dungeons."The Nation in a Nutshell
George Makepeace Towle
I could not protect Lafayette, but you––There is no other way.
“Thomas is asleep, and Lafayette needs to be quiet,” was the demure reply.
Yes, and to the left Lafayette, with Franklin for the right.
"Well, very soon he will be safe at home," continued Lafayette.A Little Maid of Old Philadelphia
Alice Turner Curtis
- Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier (mari ʒozɛf pɔl iv rɔk ʒilbɛr dy mɔtje), Marquis de Lafayette. 1757–1834, French general and statesman. He fought on the side of the colonists in the War of American Independence and, as commander of the National Guard (1789–91; 1830), he played a leading part in the French Revolution and the revolution of 1830
- Marie-Madeleine (marimadlɛn), Comtesse de Lafayette. 1634–93, French novelist, noted for her historical romance La Princesse de Clèves (1678)
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