auteur

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au·teur

noun \ō-ˈtər\

Definition of AUTEUR

1
:  a film director whose practice accords with the auteur theory; broadly :  director c
2
:  an artist (as a musician or writer) whose style and practice are distinctive
au·teur·ist \-ist\ adjective or noun

Origin of AUTEUR

French, originator, author, from Old French autor, from Latin auctor — more at author
First Known Use: 1967

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