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dragonnade

[drag-uh-neyd] /ˌdræg əˈneɪd/
noun
1.
one of a series of persecutions of French Protestants, under Louis XIV, by dragoons quartered upon them.
2.
any persecution with the aid of troops.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; < French, equivalent to dragonne pertaining to a dragoon + -ade -ade
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British Dictionary definitions for dragonnade

dragonnade

/ˌdræɡəˈneɪd/
noun
1.
(history) the persecution of French Huguenots during the reign of Louis XIV by dragoons quartered in their villages and homes
2.
subjection by military force
verb
3.
(transitive) to subject to persecution by military troops
Word Origin
C18: from French, from dragondragoon
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