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Montesquieu, Charles

Syllabification: Mon·tes·quieu, Charles
Pronunciation: /ˌmäntiˈskyo͞o, môNtesˈkyœ
 
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Definition of Montesquieu, Charles in English:

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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