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Raison d'être

Mar 25, 2013 17:31 IST

    Raison d'être : Noun

    Pronunciation: REY-zohn DE-truh’; Fr. R*e-zawn* DE-tr*uh*

    Difficulty Level: High

    Meaning: refers to the purpose of living; the reason to exist

    Usage/Example

    1. In today's mechanized warfare, mounted cavalry has lost its raison d’être.

    2. The Act introduced the 'Three Fs' in an attempt to destroy the raison d'être of the Land League.

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