alfred dreyfus

Dreyfus

[drey-fuhs, drahy-; French drey-fys]
noun
Alfred [al-frid; French al-fred] , 1859–1935, French army officer of Jewish descent: convicted of treason 1894, 1899; acquitted 1906.
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Dreyfus (ˈdreɪfəs, French drɛfys)
 
n
Alfred (alfrɛd). 1859--1935, French army officer, a Jew whose false imprisonment for treason (1894) raised issues of anti-semitism and militarism that dominated French politics until his release (1906)

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