Pierre [pyer] /pyɛr/, 1883–1945, French lawyer and politician: premier 1931–32, 1935–36; premier of the Vichy government 1942–44; executed for treason 1945.
a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, NW of Montreal, on the St. Lawrence.
a city in and the capital of Mayenne, in W France.
a department in W France. 2012 sq. mi. (5210 sq. km). Capital: Laval.
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Examples from the Web for laval
Historical Examples of laval
He was the son of a barber at Laval, in Maine, where he was born in 1509.
I fancy that we shall march to Laval, and there halt for a day or two.
He died many years after when at the head of the Laval University.
"This is Laval," said the doctor, an hour and a half after the train left Rennes.
And Laval got up, reeling from the enormous quantity of blood he had lost.
British Dictionary definitions for laval
a city in SE Canada, in Quebec: a NW suburb of Montreal. Pop: 343 005 (2001)
Pierre (pjɛr). 1883–1945, French statesman. He was premier of France (1931–32; 1935–36) and premier of the Vichy government (1942–44). He was executed for collaboration with Germany
a department of NW France, in Pays de la Loire region. Capital: Laval. Pop: 290 780 (2003 est). Area: 5212 sq km (2033 sq miles)
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