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de rigueur

[duh ri-gur; French duh ree-gœr] /də rɪˈgɜr; French də riˈgœr/
strictly required, as by etiquette, usage, or fashion.
Origin of de rigueur
Borrowed into English from French around 1825-35 Unabridged
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de rigueur

/də riɡœr; English də rɪˈɡɜː/
required by etiquette or fashion
Word Origin
literally: of strictness
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Word Origin and History for de rigueur

1849, French, literally "of strictness," thus "according to obligation of convention." See rigor.

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de rigueur [(duh ree-gur)]

A French term meaning necessary according to convention: “Formal dress is de rigueur at weddings.”

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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