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cause célèbre
American English: /ˌkɔz səˈlɛb(rə)/
, /ˌkoʊz səˈlɛb(rə)/
British English: /ˌkɔːz sɛˈlɛbr(ə)/

Translation of cause célèbre in Spanish:

noun plural causes célèbresPronunciation: /ˈkəʊzsəˈlebrə/

  • (famous lawsuit)
    caso (masculine) famoso
    caso (masculine) célebre
    the strike became a cause célèbre
    la huelga dio mucho que hablar
    Example sentences
    • It became a cause célèbre, a controversy and it involved tick-tack of a very competitive nature between the judicial and legislative arms of government in that country.
    • In both these cases, the principal weapon it used was the judicial cause célèbre that dramatically highlighted an individual case of persecution and injustice before the ‘tribunal of public opinion’.
    • Eventually the dispute became such a cause célèbre that a delegation of strikers headed by their leading shop steward, Rose Boland, was invited to tea in Whitehall with the then employment secretary, Barbara Castle.
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