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  1. Fran·çois No·ël [frahn-swa noh-el] /frɑ̃ˈswa noʊˈɛl/, Gracchus Babeuf, 1760–97, French revolutionary.
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Origin of Babeuf

First recorded in 1840–50
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Historical Examples of babeuf

  • How happy he would be if he could pass in the latter for Constantine, and in the former for Babeuf!

    Napoleon the Little

    Victor Hugo

  • The Babeuf conspiracy was discovered by the council of 500 in Paris.

  • The defect in principle of the Constitution was the origin of Babeuf's conspiracy.

  • Mably and Morelly had their disciples in Babeuf and the socialists.

  • Because I am "by nature" a man I have an equal right to the enjoyment of all goods, says Babeuf.

British Dictionary definitions for babeuf


  1. François Noël (frɑ̃swa nɔɛl) 1760–97, French political agitator: plotted unsuccessfully to destroy the Directory and establish a communistic system
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