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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(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.
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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." (13) But even the revamped tribunal remained a travesty of judicial norms.
Here, then, the inability to distinguish between objective guilt and innocence lies not with the vagueness of the law (e.g., 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.