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Gi·ronde 1(jə-rŏnd′, zhē-rōNd′, zhĭ-)
An estuary of southwest France formed by the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers and opening into the Bay of Biscay.
Gi·ronde 2(jə-rŏnd′, zhē-rōNd′, zhĭ-)
A moderate republican political party of Revolutionary France (1791-1793).
[After Gironde, a department of southwest France.]
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(Historical Terms) a member of a party of moderate republicans during the French Revolution, many of whom came from Gironde: overthrown (1793) by their rivals the Jacobins. See also Jacobin1
(Historical Terms) of or relating to the Girondists or their principles
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1. a member of a French political party of moderate republicans (1791–93) whose leaders were from the department of Gironde.adj.
2. of or pertaining to the Girondists.
[1785–95; < French girondiste]
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|Noun||1.||Girondist - 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|
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