Definition of Duvalier in English:


proper noun

  • 1The name of a family of Haitian statesmen.

    1. 1.1François(1907–71), president 1957–71; known as Papa Doc. His regime was noted for its oppressive nature.
    2. 1.2Jean-Claude(1951–2014), son of François; known as Baby Doc. He succeeded to his father's presidency in 1971 but was overthrown by a mass uprising in 1986.