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Di•rec•toiredi rɛkˈtwar(adj.)

  1. of or designating the style of French furniture and decoration of the mid-1790s, characterized by simple lines and an increasing use of Greco-Roman forms.

    Category: Furniture

  2. Category: Western History

    Ref: directory (def. 5). 5

Origin of Directoire:

< F; see directory


  1. Directoire(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a style of dress common during this period, characterised by extravagant, Classically-inspired designs.

  2. Directoire(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a style of furniture, decoration etc. prevalent during this period.

  3. Directoire(ProperNoun)

    The ruling executive of revolutionary France, from 1795-1799, or the period governed by this body.

  4. Origin: From directoire.


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