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From French mot d'ordre.

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mot d'ordre (plural mots d'ordre)

  1. A watchword or slogan; a statement of policy, a plan. [from 19th c.]
    • 2016, Christopher Goscha, The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam, Penguin 2017, p. 238:
      With the outbreak of full-scale war, the army received strict instructions to avoid set-piece battles with the French […]. Guerrilla warfare was the mot d'ordre.

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mot d'ordre m (plural mots d'ordre)

  1. watchword