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Main Entry: role
Variant(s): also rôle /rl/
Etymology: from French rôle "part played by an actor," literally "scroll"; so called because before the use of books, the actor's parts were written on scrolls 1 a: a character assigned or taken on b: a socially expected behavior pattern usually determined by an individual's status in a particular society c: a part played by an actor or singer <a starring role> 2: 1FUNCTION 2a <the role of enzymes in digestion>