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Col•bert  (kôl ber),USA pronunciation n.  Jean Bap•tiste  (kôl ber),USA pronunciation 1619–83, French statesman and finance minister under Louis XIV.

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Colbert /French: kɔlbɛr/ n
  1. Claudette, real name Claudette Lily Chauchoin. 1905–96, French-born Hollywood actress, noted for her sophisticated comedy roles; her films include It Happened One Night (1934) and The Palm Beach Story (1942)
  2. Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃ batist). 1619–83, French statesman; chief minister to Louis XIV: reformed the taille and pursued a mercantilist policy, creating a powerful navy and merchant fleet and building roads and canals



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