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Necker

[nek-er; French ne-ker]
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  1. Jacques [zhahk] /ʒɑk/, 1732–1804, French statesman, born in Switzerland.
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Necker

noun
  1. Jacques (ʒak). 1732–1804, French financier and statesman, born in Switzerland; finance minister of France (1777–81; 1788–90). He attempted to reform the fiscal system and in 1789 he recommended summoning the States General. His subsequent dismissal was one of the causes of the storming of the Bastille (1789)
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