Ligurian Republic

(The). Venetia, Genoa, and a part of Sardinia, tied up in one bundle by Napoleon I. in 1797, and bound with a constitution similar to that of the French “Directory,” so called from Liguria, pretty well commensurate with these districts. It no longer exists.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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