Girondist

[ juh-ron-dist ]
/ dʒəˈrɒn dɪst /

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.

Origin of Girondist

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

Related forms

Gi·ron·dism, noun
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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

Girondism, noun
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