See also: cause celebre

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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

cause célèbre ‎(plural causes célèbres)

  1. (principally, Britain) An issue or incident (originally, a legal case) arousing widespread controversy or public debate.

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