the name given to the government of France, consisting of a legislative body of two chambers, the Council of the Ancients and the Council of Five Hundred, which succeeded the fall of the Convention, and ruled France from October 27, 1795, till its overthrow by Bonaparte on the 18th Brumaire (November 9, 1799). The Directors proper were five in number, and were elected by the latter council from a list presented by the former, and the chief members of it were Barras and Carnot.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • directory — di‧rec‧to‧ry [daɪˈrektri, d ] noun directories PLURALFORM [countable] 1. a book or list of names, facts etc, usually arranged in alphabetical order: • I couldn t find your number in the telephone directory. • a new business directory • the …   Financial and business terms

  • The Medical Society of the County of Westchester — is one of the oldest physician organizations in the United States. It was established in 1797 by 10 physicians in order to foster the common interests of its members and the general public. Over the last 210 years the Society has grown to… …   Wikipedia

  • The Publican — is a weekly magazine for the UK licensed trade.The Publican, which launched in 1975, features news and comment on issues that affect the pub trade as well as jobs and pubs for sale and lease. The magazine has an audited circulation of 33,404 and… …   Wikipedia

  • The Casting Suite — is a pre production facility and an online casting directory with offices based in Soho, London.It incorporates New Faces (a talent directory), The Casting Suite Agency (a talent agency), The Spacemen (a location library), The Casting Suite… …   Wikipedia

  • The Wizard of Oz (1939 film) — The Wizard of Oz Theatrical release poster Directed by Victor Fleming Uncredited: Norman Taurog Richard Thorpe …   Wikipedia

  • The Brand New Monty Python Bok — (Methuen Books, 1973) was the second book to be published by the British comedy troupe Monty Python. It was edited by Eric Idle, and contained more print style comic pieces than their first effort, Monty Python s Big Red Book .The white dust… …   Wikipedia

  • The College of Saint Rose — Motto In Tuo Lumine Videbimus Lumen ( In Thy Light We Shall See Light ) Established 1920 Type Private …   Wikipedia

  • The Chaser's War on Everything — season two intertitle Genre Comedy, Satire Created by The Chaser …   Wikipedia

  • The Craig School — Location Mountain Lakes (Lower) Lincoln Park (Upper) , New Jersey, 07046 United States Information Type Private Princip …   Wikipedia

  • The Marketing Practice — is a UK business to business (B2B) full service marketing agency headquartered in south Oxfordshire, England. The company was founded in 2002 by Lindsay Willott and Clive McNamara and is now one of the UK’s largest agencies [… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.