Academie francaise



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Of her influence we need no better evidence than the fact that her salon was called the antechamber to the academie francaise.
The Women of the French Salons Amelia Gere Mason

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    to reduce (a subject) to a rigid set of rules, principles, precepts, etc.: futile attempts to academize the visual arts.

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