dragonnade

dragonnade

[drag-uh-neyd]
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:
1705–15; < French, equivalent to dragonne pertaining to a dragoon + -ade -ade

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dragonnade (ˌdræɡəˈneɪd)
 
n
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
 
vb
3.  (tr) to subject to persecution by military troops
 
[C18: from French, from dragondragoon]

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