Directoire

adjective
Di·​rec·​toire | \ dē-(ˌ)rek-ˈtwä(r) How to pronounce Directoire (audio) , -ˈrek-ˌtwä(r) \

Definition of Directoire

: of, relating to, or imitative of the style of clothing, furniture, or decoration prevalent in France during the period of the Directory

First Known Use of Directoire

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Directoire

French, from Directoire, the group of five officials who governed France from 1795–99, from directeur director

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The first known use of Directoire was in 1864

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“Directoire.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Directoire. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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