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rôle (plural rôles)

  1. (dated) Alternative spelling of role
    • 2006 Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, Phonological change in Optimality Theory, in Keith Brown (ed.), Encyclopedia of language and linguistics [2nd edn., vol. 9], 497-505. Oxford: Elsevier.
      Thus, diachronic reductionists follow Ohala in emphasizing the rôle of the parser in phonologization and downplaying the contribution of higher principles of grammatical organization.
    • 2012, Stephen MacLean, A cheer for constitutional monarchy's restraint on government, Adam Smith Institute:
      As the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations wind down, it may be well to reflect on an aspect of public choice theory which supports constitutional monarchy — principally its rôle as a brake upon self-aggrandising politicians.

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Middle French rolle < Old French role.

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rôle m (plural rôles)

  1. role
  2. character

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