Definition of Tocqueville, Alexis de in US English:

Tocqueville, Alexis de

proper noun

  • (1805–59), French politician and historian; full name Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clérel de Tocqueville. He is best known for his classic work of political analysis, Democracy in America (1835–40), which he wrote after a visit to the US to study the American penal system.

Pronunciation

Tocqueville, Alexis de

/ˈtōkˌvil/