cause célèbre

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French cause (cause, case) + célèbre (famous), in the title of a famous 18-century compilation of famous legal cases, Nouvelles Causes Célèbres.

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Noun[edit]

cause célèbre (plural causes célèbres)

  1. An issue or incident (originally, a legal case) arousing widespread controversy or public debate.

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