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cause célèbre

noun [C] uk   /ˌkɔːz.selˈeb.rə/ us    /ˌkɑːz-/ ( plural causes célèbres /ˌkɔːz.selˈeb.rə/  /ˌkɑːz-/)
an event, such as a famous legal trial, that attracts a lot of public attention
Translations of “cause célèbre”
in Chinese (Traditional) 轟動一時的事件, 引起公眾關注的訴訟案…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轰动一时的事件, 引起公众关注的诉讼案…
(Definition of cause célèbre from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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