tout court

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French tout court.

Adverb[edit]

tout court (not comparable)

  1. Just, simply; without addition or qualification; alone.
    • 2009, Karen Armstrong, The Case for God, Vintage 2010, p. 21:
      People did not bow down and worship a rock tout court; the rock was simply a focus that directed their attention to the mysterious essence of life.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tout (all) + court (short).

Adverb[edit]

tout court

  1. just; only (without any additions)