Topic: LAW

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: 'famous legal case'

cause célèbre

cause cé‧lè‧bre plural causes célèbres (same pronunciation) [countable]
SCL 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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