an executive body of five men in the First Republic in France, given office Oct. 27, 1795, and ousted Nov. 9, 1799
Origin of DirectoireFrench from Medieval Latin directorium: see directory
designating or of a style of furniture, dress, etc. of the time of the Directoire, characterized by simple neoclassical lines
- Alternative form of Directoire.
- (historical) The ruling executive of revolutionary France, from 1795-1799, or the period governed by this body.
(comparative more Directoire, superlative most Directoire)
From French directoire.