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raison d'état <i>noun phrase</i>

Jennifer Speake and Mark LaFlaur

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online January 2002 | e-ISBN: 9780199891573

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M19 French (= reason of state).

A reason having to do with the security or interests of a nation.

Reference Entry.  26 words. 

Subjects: Language Reference

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