girondist








noun

  1. French History. a member of a political party (1791–93) of moderate republicans whose leaders were deputies from the department of Gironde.

adjective

  1. of or relating to the Girondists.

noun

  1. 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)

adjective

  1. of or relating to the Girondists or their principles
n.

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.

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