Raison d'être

Refers to the purpose of living; the reason to exist

Created On: Mar 25, 2013 17:31 IST
Modified On: Apr 17, 2013 10:32 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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