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langue

[lahng]
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noun French.
  1. the linguistic system shared by the members of a community (contrasted with parole).
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langue

noun
  1. linguistics language considered as an abstract system or a social institution, being the common possession of a speech communityCompare parole (def. 5)
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Word Origin

C19: from French: language
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