objet de vertu

/ (ɒbˈʒeɪ də vɜːˈtuː) /

noun plural objets de vertu (ɒbˈʒeɪ də vɜːˈtuː)

an object of virtuSee virtu

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Word Origin for objet de vertu

French, coined by the British as a translation of object of virtu but literally meaning only ``object of virtue''
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