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Retz

[rets; French rets]
noun
  1. Gilles de La·val [zheel duh la-val] /ʒil də laˈval/, Baron de,1404?–40, French marshal: executed for child murder.
  2. Jean Fran·çois Paul de Gon·di [zhahn frahn-swa pawl duh gawn-dee] /ʒɑ̃ frɑ̃ˈswa pɔl də gɔ̃ˈdi/, Cardinal de,1614–79, French politician and clergyman.
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Examples from the Web for retz

Historical Examples of retz

  • You are quite right, Albert; you have got the old duchy of Retz.

    The Works of Honor de Balzac

    Honor de Balzac

  • The Fronde was and could have been but a failure, and Retz was a failure with it.

  • Retz attributed to him a proposition which is not in his writings.

    The History of Freedom

    John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

  • Keep aloof from Retz and the Spanish faction, but beware especially of Bruhl.

    A Gentleman of France

    Stanley Weyman

  • Marshal Retz exclaimed angrily, 'are we to be the judges, then, or his Majesty?

    A Gentleman of France

    Stanley Weyman


British Dictionary definitions for retz

Retz

noun
  1. Gilles de Retz See Rais
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