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Pétain

[ pey-tan ]
/ peɪˈtɛ̃ /
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noun
Hen·ri Phi·lippe O·mer [ahn-reefee-leepaw-mer], /ɑ̃ˈri fiˈlip ɔˈmɛr/, 1856–1951, marshal of France: premier of the Vichy government 1940–44.
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Pétain
/ (French petɛ̃) /

noun
Henri Philippe Omer (ɑ̃ri filip ɔmɛr). 1856–1951, French marshal, noted for his victory at Verdun (1916) in World War I and his leadership of the pro-Nazi government of unoccupied France at Vichy (1940–44); imprisoned for treason (1945)
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