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See also: Etat, état, êtat, and etât


Alternative forms[edit]


État m (plural États)

  1. state, nation
  2. government
  3. Alternative letter-case form of état

Usage notes[edit]

  • In older French practice, capital letters did not take diacritics, so É becomes E. This was mostly done because of technical constraints. Formal orthotypography maintains the diacritics.

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