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cause célèbre

Definitions

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  • n. An issue or incident (originally, a legal case) arousing widespread controversy or public debate.

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Then he drove by the turnpike's piece de resistance, its cause célèbre if you will — an enormous industrial power plant between exits 12 and 13 that closely resembled the futuristic nightmare world in the beginning of the Terminator movies.

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