Mitterrand

[meetuh-rahn; English mee-tuh-rahn, -rand, mit-uh-]
noun
  1. Fran·çois (Mau·rice Ma·rie) [frahn-swa maw-rees ma-ree] /frɑ̃ˈswa mɔˈris maˈri/, 1916–96, French political leader: president 1981–95.
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Contemporary Examples of mitterrand

  • Mitterrand was known as "the Sphinx," because of his aloof remove from the political fray.

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    Obama: Pay Attention to Europe

    Christopher Dickey

    May 8, 2012

  • When the Mitterrand Doctrine expired in 2002, and when France later agreed to ship him back to Italy, Battisti fled to Brazil.

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    Cesare Battisti, the Murderer Taunting Italy

    Barbie Latza Nadeau, Mac Margolis

    January 26, 2011

  • Polygamy, which was officially tolerated while Mitterrand was president, has become an anti-immigration issue.

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    Chile's Etiquette of Love

    Tracy Quan

    October 16, 2010

  • Mitterrand largely went silent on the issue after elements from his own past came back to haunt him.

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    Polanski Begs Obama for Mercy

    Eric Pape

    April 19, 2010


British Dictionary definitions for mitterrand

Mitterrand

noun
  1. François Maurice Marie (frɑ̃swa mɔris mari). 1916–96, French statesman; first secretary of the socialist party (1971–95); president (1981–95)
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