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Decatur, Stephen Syllabification: De·ca·tur, Stephen
Pronunciation: /diˈkātər/

Definition of Decatur, Stephen in English:

( 1779–1820), US naval officer. He was a daring commander in the Barbary Wars (1803–04 and 1815), and the War of 1812. He is noted for his well-known toast, “Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong!”.

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