idée-force

noun
\-ˈfō(ə)rs\
plural idées-forces\-​rs(ə̇z) \

Definition of idée-force 

: an idea considered as a real factor in the behavior of an individual or social group and thus in the course of events

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History and Etymology for idée-force

French, from idée idea + force

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