raison d'être

raison d'être [ REY-zohn DE-truh’; Fr. R*e-zawn* DE-tr*uh* ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 the purpose of living; the reason to exist
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 In today's mechanized warfare, mounted cavalry has lost its raison d’être.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The Act introduced the 'Three Fs' in an attempt to destroy the raison d'être of the Land League.

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