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Camisard

[kam-uh-zahrd, kam-uh-zahrd; French ka-mee-zar]
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  1. any French Protestant, living in the region of the Cévennes Mountains, who carried on a revolt against Louis XIV in the early part of the 18th century.
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Origin of Camisard

1695–1705; < French, equivalent to camis- (< Provençal camisa shirt; see chemise) + -ard -ard
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Historical Examples

  • (p. 148) But the Camisard chief was well advised of their movements.

    The Huguenots in France

    Samuel Smiles.

  • His object in doing this was to deceive the Camisard leader, and to draw him into a trap.

  • The Camisard civil war which happened there, was not without its influence.

  • He had secured for the Camisard the passport and clothes of a priest who had but just died at Granville.

  • He organized the Camisard forces and maintained the most severe discipline.