cause célèbre

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See also: cause celebre

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (French) IPA(key): /koz se.lɛbʁ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /kɔːz sɛˈlɛbɹ(ə)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kɔz sɛˈlɛb/
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Noun[edit]

cause célèbre (plural causes célèbres)

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

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