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par-devant
Pronunciation: / paʀdəvɑ̃ /

adverbe

  • 1 (par l'avant) See examples: la porte de derrière est fermée, passe par-devant
    the back door is locked, come round by the front
  • 2 [figuré] (en face) See examples: il te fait des sourires par-devant mais dit du mal de toi dans ton dos
    he's all smiles to your face but says nasty things about you behind your back

préposition

  • (Droit) (en présence de) See examples: par-devant notaire
    in the presence of a notary

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