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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


From French raison d'être. (Wiktionary)


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