Sir Wilfrid Laurier
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[ lawr-ee-ey; French law-ryey ]
/ ˈlɔr iˌeɪ; French lɔˈryeɪ /
Sir Wil·frid [wil-frid; French weel-freed] /ˈwɪl frɪd; French wilˈfrid/, 1841–1919, Canadian statesman: prime minister 1896–1911.
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/ (ˈlɒrɪə) /
Sir Wilfrid. 1841–1919, Canadian Liberal statesman; the first French-Canadian prime minister (1896–1911)
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