Entry from US English dictionary
( 1746–1825), US statesman. As minister to France in 1797, he refused the suggestion of certain French officials that he bribe them, in what became known as the XYZ Affair. A Federalist, he ran unsuccessfully for US vice president in 1800 and for president in 1804 and 1808.
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