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Girondist

[ juh-ron-dist ]
/ dʒəˈrɒn dɪst /
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noun
French History. a member of a political party (1791–93) of moderate republicans whose leaders were deputies from the department of Gironde.
adjective
of or relating to the Girondists.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for Girondist

Girondist
/ (dʒɪˈrɒndɪst) /

noun
a member of a party of moderate republicans during the French Revolution, many of whom came from Gironde: overthrown (1793) by their rivals the JacobinsSee also Jacobin (def. 1)
adjective
of or relating to the Girondists or their principles

Derived forms of Girondist

Girondism, noun
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