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Brewer's: Madame

So the wife of Phillipe, Duc d'Orléans was styled in the reign of Louis XIV.; other ladies were only Madame This or That. Madame la Duchessc. Wife of Henri-Jules de Bourbon, eldest so…

Madame C. J. Walker Building

Madame C. J. Walker Building Indianapolis, Indiana After moving from Denver and then to Pittsburgh, African-American hair-care mogul Madame C. J. Walker ultimately based her operations in Indi…

Madame Chiang Kai-shek

Name at birth: Soong Mei-lingBorn in China and educated in the United States, Soong Mei-ling married Chiang Kai-shek in 1927 and went on to become an internationally famous advocate for her husband's…

Madame Chiang Kai-Shek 2003 Deaths

Madame Chiang Kai-ShekAge: 105 Chinese-born, American educated politician who, with her husband, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, led the Nationalists in their fight against the Communists for c…

Brewer's: De Facto

Actually, in reality; in opposition to de jure, lawfully or rightfully. Thus John was de facto king, but Arthur was so de jure. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1…

Brewer's: De Jure

(Latin). By right, rightfully, lawfully, according to the law of the land. Thus a legal axiom says: “De jure Judices, de facto Juratores, respondent” (Judges look to the law, ju…

Brewer's: De Novo

(Latin). Afresh; over again from the beginning. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894De ProfundisDe Nihilo Nihil Fit A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P…

Brewer's: De Profundis

[Out of the depths]. The 130th Psalm is so called from the first two words in the Latin version. It is sung by Roman Catholics when the dead are committed to the grave. Source: Dictionary…

Brewer's: De Rigueur

Strictly speaking, quite comme il faut, in the height of fashion. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894De TropDe Profundis A B C D E F G H I J K L M …