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raison d'être

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Reason or justification for existing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Reason or excuse for being; rational cause or ground for existence.

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  • noun The claimed reason for the existence of something or someone; the sole or ultimate purpose of something or someone. (literally "reason to be")
  • noun Plural form of raison d’être.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French : raison, reason + de, of, for + être, to be.]

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From French raison d'être.

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