Definition of Montesquieu, Charles in US English:

Montesquieu, Charles

proper noun

  • Baron de La Brède et de (1689–1755), French political philosopher; born Charles Louis de Secondat. He is best known for L'Esprit des lois (1748), a comparative study of political systems in which he championed the separation of judicial, legislative, and executive powers as being most conducive to individual liberty.


Montesquieu, Charles