Pétain


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Pé·tain

 (pā-tăN′), Marshal Henri Philippe 1856-1951.
French soldier and politician who led the pro-German Vichy government (1940-1942). He was later convicted of treason and died in prison.
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Pétain

(French petɛ̃)
n
(Biography) Henri Philippe Omer (ɑ̃ri filip ɔmɛr). 1856–1951, French marshal, noted for his victory at Verdun (1916) in World War I and his leadership of the pro-Nazi government of unoccupied France at Vichy (1940–44); imprisoned for treason (1945)
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Pé•tain

(peɪˈtɛ̃)

n.
Henri Philippe Omer, 1856–1951, marshal of France: premier of the Vichy government 1940–44.
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