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  1. pure laine(Noun)

    A pure laine Quebecer.

  2. pure laine(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to francophone Quebecers of "pure" French ancestry, descended from settlers in New France.

  3. Origin: literally ‘pure wool’.


  1. Pure laine

    The French term pure laine literally meaning pure wool refers to the people having exclusively original ancestry of the French-Canadians. Another similar term is de souche. While most French-Canadians are able to trace their ancestry back to the original settlers of New France, a number are descended from mixed marriages between the French and Irish settlers. When these shared the same Roman Catholic faith, their unions were approved by the once-powerful Roman Catholic Church in Quebec. Another factor was the settlement of many English people in the region, many of whom were ultimately assimilated into the francophone culture. Recently, Quebec has also enjoyed the benefits of a policy of immigration from French-speaking countries, which has added to, and changed, French-Canadian culture. The use of pure laine is sometimes deprecated. Regardless, English-language commentators Brigitte Pellerin of the Ottawa Citizen and Jan Wong of The Globe and Mail have used the term. The mainstream French-language newspaper La Presse, however, still uses both the terms pure laine and de souche. Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society President Jean Dorion has declared "There is no obsession for racial purity in Quebec, definitely not. [...] The expression 'pure laine' is absolutely obsolete.".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pure laine in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pure laine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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