French History. a member of a political party (1791–93) of moderate republicans whose leaders were deputies from the department of Gironde.
of or relating to the Girondists.
- Gi·ron·dism, noun
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How to use Girondist in a sentence
The question between the Girondist and the Jacobin was, "Who shall lie down on the guillotine?"Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
There were twenty-two illustrious men who were considered the leaders of the Girondist party.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
The question between the Girondist and the Jacobin was: "Who shall lie down on the guillotine?"Heroines That Every Child Should Know | Various
The Girondist minister, who was then contending against Robespierre, said to his secretary, "Why do you meddle in the matter?"The Two Brothers | Honore de Balzac
Does my Lady know that her friend and confidante is a Girondist of the first water?The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II) | Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for Girondist
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)
of or relating to the Girondists or their principles
- Girondism, noun
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