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Word of the Day 08/09/19 Raison d'etre

Raison d'etre (noun)
raison d'être [ rey-zohn de-truh; French re-zawn de-truh ]


noun, plural rai·sons d'ê·tre [rey-zohnz de-truh; French re-zawn de-truh].
1. reason or justification for being or existence: Art is the artist's raison d'être.

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basis, rationale

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Origin: Borrowed into English from French around 1865–70

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