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Franco, Francisco Line breaks: Fran|cisco Franco
Pronunciation: /ˈfraŋkəʊ/

Definition of Franco, Francisco in English:

( 1892–1975), Spanish general and dictator, head of state 1939–75. Leader of the Nationalists in the Civil War, in 1937 Franco became head of the Falange Party and proclaimed himself Caudillo (‘leader’) of Spain. With the defeat of the republic in 1939, he took control of the government and established a dictatorship that ruled Spain until his death.



Pronunciation: /ˈfraŋkəʊɪz(ə)m/
Example sentences
  • When people gained the confidence to rebel openly against Francoism in the early 1970s, they raised slogans for national rights alongside anti-fascist slogans.
  • Spain has suffered to varying degrees over the years with Civil War, Francoism and, most recently, terrorist bombings.
  • It played a major role in the struggle against Francoism.


Pronunciation: /ˈfraŋkəʊɪst/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • The victims were either captured or detained during the civil war and executed later, or were summarily executed by Falangists or Francoist troops in the days and months immediately after the war.
  • The Falange played an important part in crushing the left within areas controlled by the Francoists.
  • It was a pact that left much of the Francoist state machinery in place and allowed a veil to be drawn over nearly 40 years of political crimes.

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