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British Dictionary definitions for feuillant


  1. French history a member of a club formed in 1791 by Lafayette advocating a limited constitutional monarchy: forced to disband in 1792 as the revolution became more violent and antimonarchical

Word Origin

from the convent of Notre Dame des Feuillants, where meetings were held
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Examples from the Web for feuillant

Historical Examples

  • The King chose his ministry from the Feuillant Club, notoriously counter-revolutionary.

    The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2

    Eugne Sue

  • The Feuillant ministry fell with the King, and an executive council composed of radicals took its place.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

    William Milligan Sloane

  • He was thus led to separate himself from the Jacobins and to join the Feuillant party.

  • It was the first act of hostility and defiance, and it showed that the king was parting with his Feuillant friends.

    Lectures on the French Revolution

    John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

  • He could count on the Feuillant majority, on the ministry composed of his partisans, on his popularity with the National Guard.

    Lectures on the French Revolution

    John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton