basoche

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basoche (plural basoches)

  1. A guild of legal clerks in pre-revolutionary France.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French basoche, besoiche, from Latin basilica, from Ancient Greek βασιλική (basilikḗ). The phonetic evolution was special in this case, as the expected result would be *baseuche (cf. the place name La Bazeuge). Doublet of the borrowing basilique.

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basoche f (plural basoches)

  1. basoche

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