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légion
Pronunciation: / leʒjɔ̃ /

Compounds

la Légion étrangère

, la Légion

la Légion d'honneur

Légion d'honneur
  • the Legion of Honour (british)

Cultural Note: Légion d'honneur

The system of honours awarded by the state for meritorious achievement. The Président de la République is the Grand maître. The basic rank is Chevalier. Holders of the Légion d'honneur are entitled to wear a small red lapel ribbon or une rosette.

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