pro·​jet | \ prō-ˈzhā How to pronounce projet (audio) , ˈprō-ˌzhā \
plural projets\ prō-​ˈzhā(z) How to pronounce projets (audio) , ˈprō-​ˌzhā(z) \

Definition of projet

1 : plan especially : a draft of a proposed measure or treaty
2 : a projected or proposed design

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Recent Examples on the Web The grand projet of the era, the Encyclopédie, was rude about Africans but also filled with abolitionist fervor. Kwame Anthony Appiah, The New York Review of Books, "Dialectics of Enlightenment," 9 May 2019

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First Known Use of projet

1808, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for projet

French, from Middle French pourget, from pourjeter, projeter, literally, to throw forward, from por- (from Latin porro forward; akin to Greek pro- forward) + jeter to throw — more at for, jet

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“Projet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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pro·​jet | \ prō-ˈzhā, -ˈzhet How to pronounce projet (audio) \

Legal Definition of projet

in the civil law of Louisiana : a draft of a proposed code or constitution

History and Etymology for projet

French, literally, plan

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