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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Girondist, Girondin(noun)

    a member of the moderate republican party that was in power during the French Revolution; the Girondists were overthrown by their more radical rivals the Jacobins

Webster Dictionary

  1. Girondist(noun)

    a member of the moderate republican party formed in the French legislative assembly in 1791. The Girondists were so called because their leaders were deputies from the department of La Gironde

  2. Girondist(adj)

    of or pertaining to the Girondists

  3. Origin: [F. Girondiste.]


  1. Girondist

    The Girondists were a political faction in France within the Legislative Assembly and the National Convention during the French Revolution. They campaigned for the end of the monarchy but then resisted the spiraling momentum of the Revolution. They came into conflict with The Mountain. This conflict eventually led to the fall of the Girondists and their mass execution, the beginning of the Reign of Terror. The Girondists were a group of loosely-affiliated individuals rather than an organized political party, and the name was at first informally applied because the most prominent exponents of their point of view were deputies to the States-general from the department of Gironde in southwest France. The famous painting Death of Marat depicts the revenge killing of radical journalist Jean-Paul Marat by Girondist sympathizer, Charlotte Corday. Some prominent Girondists were Jacques Pierre Brissot, Jean Marie Roland and his wife Madame Roland. They had an ally in American Founding Father Thomas Paine. Brissot and Madame Roland were executed with the guillotine and Jean Roland committed suicide when he learned what had transpired. Paine was arrested and imprisoned but narrowly escaped execution.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Girondist

    ji-rond′ist, n. a member of the moderate republican party during the French Revolution, so called because its earliest leaders, Vergniaud, Guadet, &c., were sent up to the Legislative Assembly (Oct. 1791) by the Gironde department.—Also Giron′din.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of girondist in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of girondist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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