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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Contract notice: Rehabilitation work in a busy environment of a real estate group of 212 dwellings with the creation of elevators and an elevation - Prairial group in Champigny-sur-Marne.
1795): Second Memoire sur l'organisation et les rapports des animaux a sang blanc, dans lequel on traite de la structure des Mollusques et de leur division en ordre, lu a la societe d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris, le 11 prairial an troisieme.
J'ai tellement cherche a adoucir l'etat de ces infortunes, qu'au mois de Prairial de l'an V [selon le calendrier republicain], je suis venu a bout de supprimer les chaines (dont on s'etait servi jusqu'alors pour contenir les furieux), en les remplacant par des camisoles qui les laissent promener et jouir de toute la liberte possible, sans etre plus dangereux.
The commanding officer of the frigate Prairial said in an interview aboard the multimission maritime surveillance vessel docked at the port of Manila he was hopeful the Philippines would give the French a shot at supplying vessels to its naval force, one ill-equipped to protect the country's vast coastline and economic zone.
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.
Article V of the Law of Prairial (1794)) or the inadequacies of the judicial proceedings.
Tarawa, the French frigate Prairial, and Coast Guard cutter Bertholf exchanged crew members while an Allouette-3 helicopter from Prairial conducted flight operations from Tarawa's flight deck.
Although she recognizes the marginalization of women after the autumn of 1793 and the uprisings of Prairial, she emphasizes women's natural centrality in the ongoing tension between private and public spheres.
Elle fut deplacee lors des lois de prairial (10 juin 1794), et dressee a la Barriere de Vincennes (ou Barriere du Trone, aujourd'hui Place de la Nation).
In his absence it is notable that it was 'business as usual' for the Terror: in Paris the executions intensified, based on the notorious Law of 22nd Prairial (June 10th, 1794) which, by depriving the accused of counsel and removing the need for witnesses to substantiate accusations, removed the vestige of justice from the Tribunal.
However, on June 6, as the French advanced toward Brussels, the paper frankly admitted the loss of its primary channels of communication, and on June 10 the passage of the Law of 22 Prairial rendered the very provision of reports significantly more risky.