De rigueur
De rigueur De ri`gueur" [F. See 2d {Rigor}.] According to strictness (of etiquette, rule, or the like); obligatory; strictly required. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • De rigueur — is a French expression that literally means of rigor or of strictness . In English language usage, it means, necessary according to etiquette, protocol or fashion. cite book title = Je Ne Sais What?: A Guide to de Rigueur Frenglish for Readers,… …   Wikipedia

  • de rigueur — ● de rigueur (être) imposé par la règle, les usages : Tenue de soirée de rigueur …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • de rigueur — 1849, from Fr. de rigueur, lit. of strictness, thus according to obligation of convention …   Etymology dictionary

  • de rigueur — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ required by etiquette or current fashion: large bath suites are de rigueur. ORIGIN French, in strictness …   English terms dictionary

  • de rigueur — de ri|gueur [də ri:ˈgə: US ˈgə:r] adj [not before noun] [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: of strictness ] considered to be necessary if you want to be accepted, fashionable etc used humorously ▪ the gleaming white teeth that are de rigueur for… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • De rigueur — (franz., spr. gör), unerläßlich …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • de rigueur — index binding Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • de rigueur — is pronounced dǝ ri ger, is non naturalized in English and is printed in italics …   Modern English usage

  • de rigueur — [dā΄ri gʉr′, dəri gʉr′] adj. [Fr] 1. required by etiquette; according to good form; proper 2. required by fashion; fashionable …   English World dictionary

  • de rigueur — predic.adj. required by custom or etiquette (evening dress is de rigueur). Etymology: F, = of strictness * * * de rigueur see de II …   Useful english dictionary

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