Meaning of Laval


Pronunciation: (lu-val' Fr. la-val'), [key]
— n.
  1. 1883–1945, French lawyer and politician: premier 1931–32, 1935–36; premier of the Vichy government 1942–44; executed for treason 1945.
  2. a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, NW of Montreal, on the St. Lawrence. 268,335.
  3. a city in and the capital of Mayenne, in W France. 54,537.
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