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Qad·da·fior Qa·dha·fi or Kha·da·fy (kə-dä′fē) or Gad·da·fi (gə-), Muammar al- or el- 1942-2011.
Libyan political leader who seized power in a military coup d'état against the Libyan monarchy (1969) and imposed socialist policies and Islamic orthodoxy on the country. He was deposed and killed in a popular uprising (2011).
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(Biography) Moamar al. See (Moamar al) Gaddafi
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Mu•am•mar (Muhammad) al- or el- (muˈɑ mɑr) born 1942, Libyan chief of state since 1969.
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|Noun||1.||Qaddafi - Libyan leader who seized power in a military coup d'etat in 1969; deposed the Libyan monarchy and imposed socialism and Islamic orthodoxy on the country (born in 1942)|
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