thermidorean

Thermidorian

[thur-mi-dawr-ee-uhn, -dohr-]
noun
1.
a member of the French moderate group who participated in the downfall of Robespierre and his followers on the 9th Thermidor (July 27th), 1794.
2.
a supporter of the reactionary movement following this coup d'état.
Also, Thermidorean.


Origin:
1820–30; < French thermidorien. See Thermidor, -ian

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