raison d'être

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raison d'être /ˌreɪˌzoʊnˈdɛtrə/ noun
plural raisons d'être /ˌreɪˌzoʊnzˈdɛtrə/
raison d'être
/ˌreɪˌzoʊnˈdɛtrə/
noun
plural raisons d'être /ˌreɪˌzoʊnzˈdɛtrə/
Learner's definition of RAISON D'ÊTRE
[count] formal
: the thing that is most important to someone or something : the reason for which a person or organization exists
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