Definition of Decatur, Stephen in US English:

Decatur, Stephen

proper noun

  • (1779–1820), US naval officer. He was a daring commander in the Barbary Wars (1803–04 and 1815), and the War of 1812. He is noted for his well-known toast, “Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong!”.


Decatur, Stephen