cause célèbre

cause célèbre
cause cé|lè|bre [ˌkəuz seˈlebrə, ˌko:z- US ˌko:z-, ˌkouz-] n plural causes célèbres (same pronunciation)
[Date: 1700-1800; : French; Origin: 'famous legal case']
an event or legal case that a lot of people become interested in, because it is an exciting subject to discuss or argue about
The case became a cause célèbre among feminists.

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  • cause célèbre — (French: famous case.) A trial or lawsuit in which the subject matter or a participant is particularly newsworthy, unusual, or sensational and that typically attracts a great deal of media attention. For example, the case of Scott Peterson,… …   Law dictionary

  • cause célèbre — or cause celebre [kôz′ sə leb′, kôz′leb′rə; ] Fr [ kōz sā le′br ] n. [Fr] 1. a celebrated law case, trial, or controversy 2. a person, thing, or incident that has become widely known, often because of controversy …   English World dictionary

  • Cause célèbre — Cause cé|lèbre* [kozse lɛbr] die; , s s [kozse lɛbr] <aus gleichbed. fr. cause célèbre>: a) berühmter Rechtsstreit; b) berüchtigte Angelegenheit …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Cause célèbre — (franz., spr. lōs ßelǟbr ), merkwürdiger Rechtsfall, Aufsehen erregender Prozeß etc …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cause célèbre — (frz., spr. kohs ßĕlähbr), merkwürdiger Rechtsfall, Aufsehen erregendes Ereignis …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cause célèbre — er et fremmedord for en sensationel eller fashionabel retssag …   Danske encyklopædi

  • cause celebre — cause célèbre (izg. kȏz selȇbr) m DEFINICIJA pravn. pravni slučaj koji izaziva osobitu pozornost ETIMOLOGIJA fr …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • cause célèbre — [n] controversial issue bone of contention, celebrated case, controversy, debate, grist for the gossip mill*, hot potato*, moot point, political football*, scandal, war of words; concepts 46,278,665 …   New thesaurus

  • cause célèbre — ► NOUN (pl. causes célèbres pronunc. same) ▪ a controversial issue arousing great public interest. ORIGIN French, famous case …   English terms dictionary

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