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Term: Voltaire, 1694-1778.

Definition: French philosopher, many of whose liberal ideas (freedom of speech, the press and religion) were embodied in the U.S. and French constitutions.

[Source: Rodolf, Theodore. "Pioneering in the Wisconsin lead region" at Turning Points in Wis. History (www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/).]
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