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Henri François d' Aguesseau

Aguesseau, Henri François d' (äNrēˈ fräNswäˈ dägĕsōˈ) [key], 1668–1751, French lawyer. He became procureur général in the Parlement of Paris (1700) and chancellor of France (1717). Because of his opposition to John Law he was briefly exiled to his estates. He served as chancellor again (1720–22, 1737–50) and devoted himself to judicial reform. The name also appears as Daguesseau.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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