aide-mémoire

noun
aide-mé·​moire | \ˌād-mām-ˈwär \
plural aide-mémoire

Definition of aide-mémoire 

1 : an aid to the memory especially : a mnemonic device

2 : a written summary or outline of important items of a proposed agreement or diplomatic communication

First Known Use of aide-mémoire

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aide-mémoire

French, from aider to aid + mémoire memory

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