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coup de grâce



Pronunciation: (kOOdu gräs'), [key]
pl. coups de grâcePronunciation: (kOOdu gräs'). [key]
French.
1. a death blow, esp. one delivered mercifully to end suffering.
2. any finishing or decisive stroke.

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