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[proh-zhey; French praw-zhe]
noun, plural pro·jets [proh-zheyz; French praw-zhe] /proʊˈʒeɪz; French prɔˈʒɛ/.
  1. a project.
  2. a draft of a proposed treaty or other instrument.
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Origin of projet

1800–10; < French < Latin prōjectum. See project
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Examples from the Web for projet

Historical Examples

  • As the summer vacations were at hand, the projet de loi was dropped.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921

    Thomas J. Campbell

  • This done, the next step was to call for the projet of a treaty.

  • A copy of my communication to the Senate embracing this "projet" is herewith communicated.

  • The next day the projet of the treaty was sent in, and with it a message from the President, asking the advice which he desired.

  • He drew up schemes for departmental normal schools, for primary schools (reviving in substance the Projet) and central schools.

British Dictionary definitions for projet


  1. diplomacy a draft of a proposed treaty; plan or proposition
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Word Origin

C19: via French from Latin prōjectum something projecting
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