[ juh-ron-dist ]

  1. French History. a member of a political party (1791–93) of moderate republicans whose leaders were deputies from the department of Gironde.

  1. of or relating to the Girondists.

Origin of Girondist

From the French word Girondiste, dating back to 1785–95. See Gironde, -ist

Other words from Girondist

  • Gi·ron·dism, noun

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How to use Girondist in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Girondist


/ (dʒɪˈrɒndɪst) /

  1. a member of a party of moderate republicans during the French Revolution, many of whom came from Gironde: overthrown (1793) by their rivals the Jacobins: See also Jacobin (def. 1)

  1. of or relating to the Girondists or their principles

Derived forms of Girondist

  • Girondism, noun

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