Definition of famille de robe in US English:

famille de robe

noun

historical
  • In pre-revolutionary France: a family founded by a lawyer or one having a legal tradition; a legal family.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Monthly Review. From French famille de robe from famille family + de + robe.

Pronunciation

famille de robe

/faˌmiː də ˈrɒb/