Feuillant


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Feuillant

(fœjɑ̃)
n
(Historical Terms) French history a member of a club formed in 1791 by Lafayette advocating a limited constitutional monarchy: forced to disband in 1792 as the revolution became more violent and antimonarchical
[from the convent of Notre Dame des Feuillants, where meetings were held]

Feuillant

(in France) a member of a club of constitutional monarchists, named after their meeting place at Notre Dame des Feuillants.
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Alors en voyant ce livre et meme en feuillant ses feuilles, il m'a prie de le lui offrir en echange de cinq livres d'un autre auteur celebre dont le nom est Mustapha Lotfi El Manfalouti.
The Feuillant failure by the summer of 1791 proved crucial because it precipitated a collapse of tax revenues and colonial trade, which led the Girondins to resort to popular politics and war.
Otra caricatura, en esta ocasion antirrevolucionaria, nos ilustra sobre su idea de lo que debe hacerse con los jacobinos y los escritores, ahorcarlos: Pas de deux entre un Jacobin et un Feuillant (s.
This omission is all the more regrettable because he mentions numerous kinds of Jacobinism, including progressive, Orthodox, High, and pre-Jacobinism, alongside the more well-known types: Feuillant, Girdondist, and Montagnard.
But he wore the Feuillant habit only about six weeks.