Definition of Girondist in English:

Girondist

Line breaks: Gi¦rond|ist
Pronunciation: /dʒɪˈrɒndɪst
 
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(also Girondin /dʒɪˈrɒndɪn, ʒiʀɔ̃dɛ̃/)

noun

  • A member of the French moderate republican Party in power during the Revolution 1791-3, so called because the party leaders were the deputies from the department of the Gironde.
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    • What made a Girondin was revolutionary intransigence: an attitude of mind that was not prepared to compromise the principles of 1789, whatever happened.
    • In turn, the Girondists ' supporters rebelled against the Convention.
    • The point is that both the moderation of the constitutional Girondists and the anti-constitutional Jacobins had depended on being able to stir and steer popular power.

Origin

from archaic French Girondiste (now Girondin).

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