catalogue-raisonne

catalogue raisonné

[kat-l-awg rez-uh-ney, -og; French ka-ta-lawg re-zaw-ney]
noun, plural catalogues raisonnés [kat-l-awgz rez-uh-ney, -ogz; French ka-ta-lawg re-zaw-ney] .
a catalog, as of paintings or books, with notes or commentary on the items listed; a classified, descriptive catalog.

Origin:
1775–85; < French: literally, reasoned catalog

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catalogue raisonné (katalɔɡ rɛzɔne)
 
n
a descriptive catalogue, esp one covering works of art in an exhibition or collection

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