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Sieyès

[sye-yes]
noun
Emmanuel Joseph [e-ma-ny-el zhaw-zef] , ("Abbé Sieyès") 1748–1836, French priest and revolutionist.
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Sieyès (French sjejɛs)
 
n
Emmanuel Joseph (ɛmanɥɛl ʒozɛf), called Abbé Sieyès. 1748--1836, French statesman, political theorist, and churchman, who became prominent during the Revolution following the publication of his pamphlet Qu'est-ce que le tiers état? (1789). He was instrumental in bringing Napoleon I to power (1799)

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