[rets; French rets]
- Gilles de La·val [zheel duh la-val] /ʒil də laˈval/, Baron de,1404?–40, French marshal: executed for child murder.
- 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
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.A Short History of French Literature
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.
Marshal Retz exclaimed angrily, 'are we to be the judges, then, or his Majesty?
- Gilles de Retz See Rais
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