hors concours

hors concours

[awr kawn-koor]
French.
1.
noting an artist, architect, or the like, not competing or not qualified to compete for the prizes in an exhibit or competition.
2.
noting or pertaining to a work or project submitted by such a person to an exhibit or competition.

Origin:
literally, out (of the) competition

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hors concours (ɔr kɔ̃kur)
 
adj, —adv
1.  (of an artist, exhibitor, etc) excluded from competing
2.  without equal; unrivalled
 
[literally: out of the competition]

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