Pronunciation: (es-tyen'), [key]
1. Also,Étienne.a family of French printers, book dealers, and scholars, including esp. Hen•ri Pronunciation: (än-rē'), [key]died 1520; his son, Ro•bert Pronunciation: (rô-ber'), [key]1503?–59; Henri (son of Robert), 1531?–98.
2. a French printing firm founded by this family.
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