l'état, c'est moi

French quotation attributed to Louis XIV
\ lā-tä se-mwä How to pronounce l'état, c'est moi (audio) \

Definition of l'état, c'est moi

: the state, it is I : I myself am the nation

Learn More about l'état, c'est moi

Statistics for l'état, c'est moi

Cite this Entry

“L'état, c'est moi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/l%27%C3%A9tat%2C%20c%27est%20moi. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

Comments on l'état, c'est moi

What made you want to look up l'état, c'est moi? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!