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métier

[ mey-tyey, mey-tyey ]
/ ˈmeɪ tyeɪ, meɪˈtyeɪ /
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noun

a field of work; occupation, trade, or profession.
a field of work or other activity in which one has special ability or training; forte.

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Origin of métier

1785–95; <French; Old French mestier<Gallo-Romance *misterium, for Latin ministeriumministry
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British Dictionary definitions for métier

métier
/ (ˈmɛtɪeɪ) /

noun

a profession or trade, esp that to which one is well suited
a person's strong point or speciality

Word Origin for métier

C18: from French, ultimately from Latin ministerium service
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