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Definition of the noun affaire

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noun - plural: affaires

  1. a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

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Google previewTolstoy, Woman, and Death (1997)

A Study of War and Peace and Anna Karenina by David Holbrook

For Stiva, Vronsky, and Betsy Tverskaya it was all right for them to have affaires — so long as they were not serious. Anna's affaire is a deeply serious one, and it was this that was unacceptable ...

Google previewBalzac and Violence (2009)

Representing History, Space, Sexuality and Death in la Comédie Humaine by Owen Heathcote

Une tenebreuse affaire is a particularly appropriate text for ...

Google previewThe Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (2013)

Index and Tables by Rudiger Wolfrum

Ad Hoc Arbitral Tribunals Affaire de la Dette ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of France (2008)

by Gino Raymond

November: L'Affaire Clearstream hits the headlines, with the revelation that a list of names had been sent anonymously to Judge Renaud van Ruymbeke alleging that a number of leading politicians, including Nicolas Sarkozy, were implicated ...

Google previewLexique, Syntaxe et Lexique-Grammaire / Syntax, Lexis & Lexicon-Grammar (2004)

Papers in honour of Maurice Gross by Christian Leclère, Éric Laporte, Mireille Piot, Max Silberztein

Cheng bahaoshi gei jiao le Cheng ba belle affaire RYT perturber ASP (Cheng a tout gâché) où N1 =: haoshi (belle affaire) et où ...

Google previewMultilingual Law Dictionary (1979)

by Lawrence Deems Egbert, Fernando Morales Macedo

affaire (f); cause (f); procès (m) caso (m); causa (f); proceso (m) Rechtssache (f); Prozess (m); Rechtsstreit (m) 1020. borderline case cas (m) indéterminé caso (m) dudoso Grenzfall (m) 1021. case at bar, under consideration affaire; ...

Google previewWörterbuch der Handels-, Finanz- und Rechtssprache / Dictionary of Commerical, Financial and Legal Terms / Dictionnaire des Termes Commerciaux, Financiers et Juridiques (2012)


| case; cause || cause f; affaire fjuridique | Aufruf der ~ | call of the case | appel de la cause | Bagatell~ | petty cause; summary proceedings || cause sommaire | Ehe~ | matrimonial cause || cause matrimoniale | vor ...

Google previewA Comprehensive Dictionary of the English Language (1866)

by Joseph Emerson Worcester

J Affaire (Pamour. [FrJ A love affair. Affaire tThonneur. [Fr.] duel. Affaire du caur. [FrJ An affair of the heart. Affirmatim. [L.l Affirmatively. (585) To the end that. [L.J Attend to what you an.



Affaire d' ' amour.

Google previewA Law Dictionary (1843)

Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America : and of the Several States of the American Union : with References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier

Affaire, to make, Affaires, affairez, to be made. Affairont, affeer. Affaitier, to render learned. Affams, famished. Affectate, wilful. Affectes, bestowed on. Affectuous, desirous. Affecleusment, affectionately. Afferre (nus eqoms), we have occasion for.

Google previewDictionary of English Synonyms Alphabetically Classified (1907)

by Thomas Fenby

Affaire d'honntur — An affair of honour. Affaire de caur — Love affair, an amour. Aide-de-camp— A general's assistant. Aimi— Loved, beloved. A la bonne heure— Well timed. A la-hate— In haste.

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Scrabble value of A1F4F4A1I1R1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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