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  1. Mon·tes·quieu, Charles
    IPA[ˌmäntiˈskyo͞o]
    • 1. 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.

    • (1924–90), US jazz singer and pianist; full name Sarah Lois Vaughan. She was notable for her vocal range, her use of vibrato, and her improvisational skills.
    • Baron de La Brède et de (1689–1755), French political philosopher; born Charles Louis de Secondat. His reputation rests chiefly on 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.
    • (1924–90), American jazz singer and pianist; full name Sarah Lois Vaughan. She was notable for her vocal range, her use of vibrato, and her improvisational skills.
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