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Girondist

[juh-ron-dist] /dʒəˈrɒn dɪst/
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
1785-1795
1785-95; < French Girondiste. See Gironde, -ist
Related forms
Girondism, noun
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Girondist

/dʒɪˈrɒndɪst/
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 Jacobins See also Jacobin (sense 1)
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Girondists or their principles
Derived Forms
Girondism, noun
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Word Origin and History for Girondist
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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