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La·fa·yette(lăf′ē-ĕt′, lä′fē-, -fä-)
1. A city of west-central Indiana on the Wabash River northwest of Indianapolis. Purdue University was established near here in 1869.
2. A city of south-central Louisiana west-southwest of Baton Rouge. Settled by Acadians in the 1700s, it is a center of Cajun culture and has a large petrochemicals industry.
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Lafayette(French lafajɛt) or
1. (Biography) 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. (Biography) Marie-Madeleine (marimadlɛn), Comtesse de Lafayette. 1634–93, French novelist, noted for her historical romance La Princesse de Clèves (1678)
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La•fa•yette(ˌlæf iˈɛt, ˌlæf eɪ-, ˌlɑ fi-, -feɪ-)
1. Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de, 1757–1834, French statesman and general.
2. a city in S Louisiana. 104,899.
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|Noun||1.||Lafayette - French soldier who served under George Washington in the American Revolution (1757-1834)|
|2.||Lafayette - a town in south central Louisiana; settled by Acadians|
|3.||Lafayette - a university town in west central Indiana on the Wabash River|
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