Definition of de règle in English:

de règle

adjective

  • Required by custom; proper.

    ‘it shall be de règle for guests to come in afternoon dresses’
    • ‘It is de règle here for each person to have a separate little plate for each kind of vegetable, so that each large plate is encircled by a necklace of little ones.’
    • ‘"No, madam, but for the gentlemen of the High Toby, it is de règle."’
    • ‘You know that it is de règle never to speak with more assurance or certainty than when one knows something imperfectly.’
    correct, accurate, without error, unerring, exact, precise
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Origin

French, literally ‘of rule’.

Pronunciation

de règle

/də ˈrɛɡl(ə)//də ʀɛɡl/