trahison des clercs

French quotation from Julien Benda
tra·​hi·​son des clercs | \ trä-ē-zȯⁿ-dā-klerk How to pronounce trahison des clercs (audio) \

Definition of trahison des clercs

: treason of the intellectuals : the compromising of integrity by intellectuals who engage in political advocacy

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“Trahison des clercs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trahison%20des%20clercs. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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