- The Directory was a five-member committee which governed France from 1795, when it replaced the Committee of Public Safety, until it was overthrown by Napoleon Bonaparte in the Coup of 18 Brumaire (8–9 November 1799) and replaced by the French Consulate.
- Directory is the name for the five member committee appointed by king. This was during a few years before the revolution.
- The five directors ruled the country. They overthrew the public safety committee. It was from 1795 to 1799.