[sayit block=”1″ lang=”en-GB” speed=”1″]cause celebre[/sayit]

“Cause célèbre”

1. A controversy that causes public debate. The town’s polluted drinking water became a national cause célêbre when it was discovered that the local leaders had allowed it to happen.
2. A legal case that is famous or celebrated. The trial became a cause célêbre for those who felt the defendant was victimized by the legal system.