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Tocqueville, Alexis de

Syllabification: Tocque·ville, Alexis de
Pronunciation: /ˈtōkˌvil
 
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Definition of Tocqueville, Alexis de in English:

( 1805–59), French politician and historian; full name Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clérel de Tocqueville. He is best known for his classic work of political analysis, Democracy in America (1835–40), which he wrote after a visit to the US to study the American penal system.

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