Marianne

noun
Mar·i·anne | \ˌmarēˈan, ˌmer-, ˌmār-;ˌmaarēˈaa(ə)n\
variants: or less commonly Marianna \-ˈanə \
plural -s

Definition of Marianne 

: the French Republic personified : the French people

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History and Etymology for Marianne

French, from Marianne, French republican society of the 1850s with the aim of overthrowing Napoleon III, from the feminine name Marianne

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