CAUSES CELEBRES - Black's Law Dictionary

What is CAUSES CELEBRES? Definition of CAUSES CELEBRES in Black's Law Dictionary – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Celebrated cases. A work containing reports of the decisions of interest and importance in French courts in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Secondarily, a single trial or decision is often called a "cause celébre," when it is remarkable on account of the parties involved or the unusual, interesting, or sensational character of the facts.  

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