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Gal•li•cism



Pronunciation: (gal'u-siz"um), [key]
n.
1. a French idiom or expression used in another language, as Je ne sais quoi when used in English.
2. a feature that is characteristic of or peculiar to the French language.
3. a custom or trait considered to be characteristically French. Also,gal'li•cism.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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