FRENCH WORD OF THE DAY: Bien-fondé

Bien-fondé: Validity, legitimacy, something that makes reasonable sense.

As seen in: « Après Berlin, François Hollande poursuit son baptême du feu diplomatique ce week-end aux Etats-Unis où il rencontrera Barack Obama et tentera de convaincre les alliés de l’Otan du bien-fondé d’un retrait anticipé des troupes françaises d’Afghanistan. »

(Translation: “After Berlin, François Hollande continues his diplomatic baptism by fire this weekend in the United States, where he’ll meet with Barack Obama and try to convince his NATO allies of the validity of an anticipated French troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.”)

http://www.lepoint.fr/fil-info-reuters/francois-hollande-attendu-sur-l-afghanistan-aux-usa-et-a-l-otan-17-05-2012-1462443_240.php

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