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ancien regime

  • n  a political and social system that no longer governs (especially the system that existed in France before the French Revolution)
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  • Trials of Gadhafi son, spy chief, could expose secrets
    TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Moammar Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam and the late Libyan dictator's former intelligence chief are slated to stand trial Thursday on murder charges related to the country's 2011 civil war and it's likely that some of the ancien regime's darkest secrets may finally see the light of day.
    Sept. 17, 2013 - UPI

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