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.
But he wore the Feuillant habit only about six weeks.
The effect upon Ravaillac of this rejection and expulsion from the Feuillants was devastating.
Cast out from the Feuillants, Ravaillac returned to his previous employment as praticien, but his grasp even on that lowly rung of the social ladder became more precarious than before.