catalogue raisonné

noun
cat·​a·​logue rai·​son·​né | \ ˈka-tə-ˌlȯg-ˌrā-zə-ˈnā How to pronounce catalogue raisonné (audio) , -ˌläg \
plural catalogues raisonnés\ ˈka-​tə-​ˌlȯg(z)-​ˌrā-​zə-​ˈnā How to pronounce catalogues raisonnés (audio) , -​ˌläg(z)-​ \

Definition of catalogue raisonné

: a systematic annotated catalog especially : a critical bibliography

First Known Use of catalogue raisonné

1784, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for catalogue raisonné

French, literally, reasoned catalog

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“Catalogue raisonné.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catalogue%20raisonn%C3%A9. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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