[ frenchuh-kad-uh-mee ]
/ ˈfrɛntʃ əˈkæd ə mi /
an association of 40 scholars and men and women of letters, established in 1635 by Cardinal Richelieu and devoted chiefly to preserving the purity of the French language and establishing standards of proper usage.
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You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?
French A·ca·dé·mie Fran·çaise [a-ka-dey-mee frahn-sez] /a ka deɪ mi frɑ̃ˈsɛz/ .
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British Dictionary definitions for French Academy
an association of 40 French scholars and writers, founded by Cardinal Richelieu in 1635, devoted chiefly to preserving the purity of the French language
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