from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Sade, Comte Donatien Alphonse François de Known as "Marquis de Sade.” 1740-1814. French writer of novels, plays, and short stories characterized by a preoccupation with sexual violence.

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  • n. French soldier and writer whose descriptions of sexual perversion gave rise to the term `sadism' (1740-1814)


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