- French History. a member of a political party (1791–93) of moderate republicans whose leaders were deputies from the department of Gironde.
- of or relating to the Girondists.
- a member of a party of moderate republicans during the French Revolution, many of whom came from Gironde: overthrown (1793) by their rivals the JacobinsSee also Jacobin (def. 1)
- of or relating to the Girondists or their principles
1795, member of the moderate republican party of France, 1791-93, from Gironde, name of a deputy in southwestern France; the faction so called because its leaders were deputies elected from there.