In this case, there are two books inscribed by Janet Flanner, who, as “Genêt,” chronicled Parisian life for The New Yorker.
Genêt, the French demagogue, was sowing sedition everywhere.
Yet Genêt had "appealed" to the people "with acrimony" against the Government.
Washington's dignified restraint was interpreted as hostility, not only to Genêt, but also to "liberty."
He had found out—from Genêt, I reckon, who was with the President on the day the two chiefs met him.
"They were born in sin, the impure offspring of Genêt," wrote Fisher Ames.
Genêt was as good as ordering him to declare war on England at once.
small civet, late 15c., from Old French genete (Modern French genette), from Spanish gineta, from Arabic jarnait.