1. Ma·rie Ed·mé Pa·trice Mau·rice [ma-ree ed-mey pa-trees moh-rees] /maˈri ˈɛd meɪ paˈtris moʊˈris/, Count deDuke of Magenta, 1808–93, president of France 1873–79. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for macmahon

Historical Examples of macmahon

  • He had been succeeded by MacMahon, a good, brave man, but a cipher.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • But Miss Macmahon did not understand that significant glance.

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon

  • Mrs. MacMahon softened and asked what food her guest desired.

    The Lion's Mouse

    C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

  • When Mrs. MacMahon had gone the girl held her breath to listen.

    The Lion's Mouse

    C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

  • The republic was possible with MacMahon, for after all he was a personality.

    France and the Republic

    William Henry Hurlbert

British Dictionary definitions for macmahon


  1. Marie Edme Patrice Maurice (mari ɛdmə patris mɔris), Comte de Macmahon. 1808–93, French military commander. He commanded the troops that suppressed the Paris Commune (1871) and was elected president of the Third Republic (1873–79)
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