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

1785–95; < French; Old French mestier < Gallo-Romance *misterium, for Latin ministerium ministry

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métier (ˈmɛtɪeɪ)
1.  a profession or trade, esp that to which one is well suited
2.  a person's strong point or speciality
[C18: from French, ultimately from Latin ministerium service]

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Main Entry:  metier1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an area in which one excels; forte; also written metiér
Etymology:  French
Main Entry:  metier2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an occupation, profession; also written metiér
Etymology:  French
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1792, from Fr. métier "trade, profession," from O.Fr. mestier, from Gallo-Romance *misterium, from L. ministerium "office, service," from minister "servant" (see minister).
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Though he often played dramatic roles, comedy was his principal metier.
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