One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A literary work, theory, etc., originating in or inspired by particular events or circumstances.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Sydney Morgan (bap. 1783, d. 1859), novelist and socialite. From French pièce de circonstance from pièce + de + circonstance.
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