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Directoire

[dee-rek-twar] /di rɛkˈtwar/
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to the style of French furnishings and decoration of the mid-1790s, characterized by an increasing use of Greco-Roman forms along with an introduction, toward the end, of Egyptian motifs: usually includes the Consulate period.
2.
(of costume) in the style of the period of the French Directory.
noun
3.
French History, directory (def 5).
Origin
< French; see directory
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British Dictionary definitions for Directoire

Directoire

/dirɛktwar/
noun
1.
(history) the French Directory See Directory
adjective
2.
of, in, or relating to a decorative style of the end of the 18th century in France; a form of neoclassicism
3.
characteristic of women's dress during the French Directory, typically an almost transparent dress with the waistline under the bust
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