- one of a series of persecutions of French Protestants, under Louis XIV, by dragoons quartered upon them.
- any persecution with the aid of troops.
Origin of dragonnade
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- history the persecution of French Huguenots during the reign of Louis XIV by dragoons quartered in their villages and homes
- subjection by military force
- (tr) to subject to persecution by military troops
C18: from French, from dragon dragoon
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