Pronunciation: (dē-rek-twar'), [key]
1. noting or pertaining to the style of French furnishings and decoration of the mid-1790s, characterized by an increasing use of Greco-Roman forms along with an introduction, toward the end, of Egyptian motifs: usually includes the Consulate period.
2. (of costume) in the style of the period of the French Directory.
Fr. Hist.directory (def. 5).
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