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Mon·tes·quieu(mŏn′tə-skyo͞o′, môN-tĕ-skyœ′)Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu. Title of Charles de Secondat. 1689-1755.
French philosopher and jurist. An outstanding figure of the early French Enlightenment, he wrote the influential Persian Letters (1721), a veiled attack on the monarchy and the ancien régime, and The Spirit of the Laws (1748), a discourse on government.
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(Biography) Baron de la Brède et de (barɔ̃ də la brɛd e də), title of Charles Louis de Secondat. 1689–1755, French political philosopher. His chief works are the satirical Lettres persanes (1721) and L'Esprit des lois (1748), a comparative analysis of various forms of government, which had a profound influence on political thought in Europe and the US
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Mon•tes•quieu(ˈmɒn təˌskyu; Fr. mɔ̃ tɛsˈkyœ)
(Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu) 1689–1755, French philosophical writer.
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|Noun||1.||Montesquieu - French political philosopher who advocated the separation of executive and legislative and judicial powers (1689-1755)|
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