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Montesquieu, Charles

Pronunciation: /ˌmäntiˈskyo͞o/ Pronunciation: /môNtesˈkyœ/
Baron de La Brède et de (1689–1755), French political philosopher; born Charles Louis de Secondat. He is best known for L’Esprit des lois (1748), a comparative study of political systems in which he championed the separation of judicial, legislative, and executive powers as being most conducive to individual liberty.

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Syllabification: Mon·tes·quieu, Charles

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