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French Academy

n
an association of 40 French scholars and writers, founded by Cardinal Richelieu in 1635, devoted chiefly to preserving the purity of the French language
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Noun1.French Academy - an honorary group of French writers and thinkers supported by the French government; "the French Academy sets standards for the use of the French language"
honorary society, academy - an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
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But what has the French Academy to do with all this?
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