Prairial


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Prairial

(prɛrial)
n
(Historical Terms) the month of meadows: the ninth month of the French Revolutionary calendar, extending from May 21 to June 19
[C18: from French prairie meadow]
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Noun1.Prairial - ninth month of the Revolutionary calendar (May and June); the month of meadows
Revolutionary calendar - the calendar adopted by the first French Republic in 1793 and abandoned in 1805; dates were calculated from Sept. 22, 1792
Revolutionary calendar month - a month in the Revolutionary calendar
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12) Thus, rather than immediately abolishing the Revolutionary Tribunal, the Thermidorians merely revoked the notorious law of 22 prairial II (10 June 1794), which had sent executions soaring in the previous six weeks, purged its personnel, and authorized acquittais on the basis of "criminal intent.
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Boyer was guillotined on 1 Prairial an II (20 May 1794).