- 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
from the convent of Notre Dame des Feuillants, where meetings were held
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The King chose his ministry from the Feuillant Club, notoriously counter-revolutionary.
The Feuillant ministry fell with the King, and an executive council composed of radicals took its place.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
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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.
He could count on the Feuillant majority, on the ministry composed of his partisans, on his popularity with the National Guard.