- the period in the French Revolution, beginning with the downfall of Robespierre (July 27, 1794), during which national reaction against the Reign of Terror shifted emphasis to the restoration of order
- any such period of reaction
Origin of ThermidorFr, the eleventh month (July 19–Aug. 17) of the French Revolutionary calendar from Classical Greek therm?, heat (see warm) + d?ron, gift
- (historical) The eleventh month of the French Republican Calendar, from July 19 or 20 to August 18 or 19.
From Ancient Greek Î¸ÎÏÎ¼Î· (thermÄ“, “heat") + Î´á¿¶ÏÎ¿Î½ (dÅron, “gift").