m. j. p. y. roch g. du motier lafayette

Lafayette

[laf-ee-et, laf-ey-, lah-fee-, -fey-; for 1 also French la-fa-yet]
noun
1.
Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier [ma-ree zhaw-zef pawl eev rawk zheel-ber dy maw-tyey] , Marquis de. Also, La Fayette, 1757–1834, French soldier, statesman, and liberal leader, who served in the American Revolutionary Army as aide-de-camp to General Washington, and took a leading part in the French revolutions of 1789 and 1830.
2.
a city in S Louisiana.
3.
a city in W Indiana, on the Wabash River.
4.
a town in W California.
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Lafayette or La Fayette (French lafajɛt)
 
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1.  Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier (mari ʒozɛf pɔl iv rɔk ʒilbɛr dy mɔtje), Marquis de Lafayette. 1757--1834, French general and statesman. He fought on the side of the colonists in the War of American Independence and, as commander of the National Guard (1789--91; 1830), he played a leading part in the French Revolution and the revolution of 1830
2.  Marie-Madeleine (marimadlɛn), Comtesse de Lafayette. 1634--93, French novelist, noted for her historical romance La Princesse de Clèves (1678)
 
La Fayette or La Fayette
 
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