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Du·va·lier(do͞o′väl-yā′, dü-), François Known as "Papa Doc." 1907-1971.
Haitian politician who was elected president in 1957. In 1964 he declared himself president for life and ruled as a dictator until his death. His son Jean-Claude (1951-2014), known as "Baby Doc," succeeded him in 1971 as president for life, but was deposed in a coup d'état in 1986.
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1. (Biography) François (frɑ̃swa), known as Papa Doc. 1907–71, president of Haiti (1957–71)
2. (Biography) his son, Jean-Claude (ʒɑ̃klod), known as Baby Doc. born 1951, Haitian statesman; president of Haiti 1971–86; deposed; lived in exile in France before returning to Haiti in 2011
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Du•va•lier(ˌdu vælˈyeɪ, duˈvæl yeɪ)
François, (“Papa Doc”), 1907–71, Haitian dictator: president 1957–71.
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|Noun||1.||Duvalier - son and successor of Francois Duvalier as president of Haiti; he was overthrown by a mass uprising in 1986 (born in 1951)|
|2.||Duvalier - oppressive Haitian dictator (1907-1971)|
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