Definition of Jean Lafitte
1. Noun. French pirate who aided the United States in the War of 1812 and received an official pardon for his crimes (1780-1826).
Generic synonyms: Buccaneer, Pirate, Sea Robber, Sea Rover
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Literary usage of Jean Lafitte
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1. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1895)
"Jean Lafitte. in his boat to inspect the stranger, from whose side, ... the third was addressed to Jean Lafitte, offered him the rank of captain in the ..."
2. Life of Andrew Jackson by James Parton (1879)
"She was bound upon an errand from which the most important results were expected. CHAPTER LIV. THE DEEP GAME OF Jean Lafitte. A FAIR breeze wafted the ..."
3. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Martha Joanna Lamb (1883)
"HISTORICAL SKETCH OF PIERRE AND Jean Lafitte, THE FAMOUS SMUGGLERS OF LOUISIANA, 1809-1814 I The perturbed state of the world ..."
4. Harper's Encyclopædia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1902: Based by Benson John Lossing, John Fiske, Woodrow Wilson (1901)
"In 1814, when the British were planning to attack New Orleans, they were anxious to secure the services of these outlaws, and sent Jean Lafitte a teller, ..."
5. Life in America One Hundred Years Ago by Gaillard Hunt (1914)
"The leader, Jean Lafitte, bad been a straight pirate, or, at any rate, ... Visitors who met Jean Lafitte reported that he was a mild-mannered man and a loss ..."