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(nĕk′ər, nĕ-kĕr′), Jacques 1732-1804.
Swiss-born French financier and politician who advocated the formation of the States-General to effect financial reform. His brief dismissal by Louis XVI (1789) precipitated the storming of the Bastille.
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(ˈnɛkə; French nɛkɛr)
(Biography) Jacques (ʒak). 1732–1804, French financier and statesman, born in Switzerland; finance minister of France (1777–81; 1788–90). He attempted to reform the fiscal system and in 1789 he recommended summoning the States General. His subsequent dismissal was one of the causes of the storming of the Bastille (1789)
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(nɛˈkɛər, ˈnɛk ər)

n. Jacques,
1732–1804, French statesman, born in Switzerland.
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Noun1.necker - a lover who necks
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
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