Definition of French academy

1. Noun. An honorary group of French writers and thinkers supported by the French government. "The French Academy sets standards for the use of the French language"

Generic synonyms: Academy, Honorary Society



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Lexicographical Neighbors of French Academy

Freiberg's disease
Freiberg infraction
Freiburg
Frelimo
Fremantle
Fremantle Doctor
Fremont
Fremontia
Fremontodendron
French
French-Canadian
French-kiss
French-speaking
French Academy
French Bulldog
French Bulldogs
French Canada
French Canadian
French Canadians
French Congo
French Equatorial Africa
French Foreign Legion
French Guiana
French Guianese
French Guinea
French Guyana
French India
French Indochina

Literary usage of French academy

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne, Andrew Alphonsus MacErlean (1913)
"It therefore includes at present: (1) The french academy; (2) The Academy of Fine Arts; (4) The Academy of Sciences; (5) The Academy of Moral and Political ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1891)
"The french academy alone— although, as we shall see further on, obliged for a moment to bow before ... The french academy has not escaped, but is attacked ..."

3. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1898)
"So the history of the french academy, which has rarely been composed of forty ... The truth is that by its constitution the french academy is incapable of ..."

4. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"... to go and study in the french academy at Paris under the French sculptor, Jean Baptiste Pigalle. Here he made great progress, gained a silver medal, ..."

5. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"M. BERTRAND, the perpetual secretary of the french academy of Sciences, has been appointed by M. Bonnet member of the International Metric Commission. ..."

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