Fructidorian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Fructidor +‎ -ian, calque of French fructidorien.

Noun[edit]

Fructidorian (plural Fructidorians)

  1. (historical) A member or supporter of the group which took power in the coup d'état during the month of Fructidor 1797.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin, published 2003, page 517:
      Having stepped outside the charmed circle of constitutionality, moreover, the Fructidorians found it difficult to step back in, especially as it was soon apparent that they had far from depleted the strength of royalist opinion in the country as a whole.

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