Thermidor

noun Ther·mi·dor \ˈthərməˌdȯ(ə)r; ˈthə̄məˌdȯ(ə), ˈthəim-, +V "or -dȯ(ə)r\

Definition of Thermidor

plural

-s

  1. :  a moderate counterrevolutionary stage following an extremist stage of a revolution and usually characterized often through the medium of a dictatorship by an emphasis on the restoration of order, a relaxation of tensions, and some return to patterns of life held to be normal

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Origin and Etymology of thermidor

French Thermidor, month of the French revolutionary calendar beginning July 19; from the overthrow of Robespierre which took place in that month in 1794


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