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Directoire

[ dee-rek-twar ]
/ di rɛkˈtwar /
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adjective
noting or pertaining to the style of French furnishings and decoration of the mid-1790s, characterized by an increasing use of Greco-Roman forms along with an introduction, toward the end, of Egyptian motifs: usually includes the Consulate period.
(of costume) in the style of the period of the French Directory.
noun
French History. directory (def. 5).
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Origin of Directoire

From French; see origin at directory
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British Dictionary definitions for Directoire

Directoire
/ French (dirɛktwar) /

noun
history the French DirectorySee Directory
adjective
of, in, or relating to a decorative style of the end of the 18th century in France; a form of neoclassicism
characteristic of women's dress during the French Directory, typically an almost transparent dress with the waistline under the bust
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