- the month of meadows: the ninth month of the French Revolutionary calendar, extending from May 21 to June 19
C18: from French prairie meadow
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Examples from the Web for prairial
We think that the author of the Law of Prairial was a bad man.
What, then, was the policy that inspired the Law of Prairial?
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The law of Prairial threatened particularly the Terrorists; its effect would soon have extended to the other parties.
One half of the entire number of victims, namely, 1356, were guillotined after the Law of Prairial.