girondism

Girondist

[juh-ron-dist]
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
2.
of or pertaining to the Girondists.

Origin:
1785–95; < French Girondiste. See Gironde, -ist

Girondism, noun
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Girondist (dʒɪˈrɒndɪst)
 
n
1.  See also Jacobin a member of a party of moderate republicans during the French Revolution, many of whom came from Gironde: overthrown (1793) by their rivals the Jacobins
 
adj
2.  of or relating to the Girondists or their principles
 
Gi'rondism
 
n

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Girondist
1795, member of the moderate republican party of France, 1791-93, from Gironde, a deputy in southwestern France; the faction so called because its leaders were deputies elected from there.
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