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[vahn-dey] /vɑ̃ˈdeɪ/
a department in W France, on the Atlantic: royalist revolt 1793–95. 2709 sq. mi. (7015 sq. km).
Capital: La Roche-sur-Yon. Unabridged
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  • The movement it represented had the majesty, if not the volcanic energy, of the rise of the peasants of the Vendée.

    A Spoil of Office Hamlin Garland
  • Armand returns in disguise, on his way to join the Royalists in Vendée.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • In la Vendée, the densely wooded district south of the lower Loire, everything favoured the defence.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
  • Charette, the future hero of Vendée, was among them, unconscious yet of his extraordinary gifts for war.

    Lectures on the French Revolution John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
  • We know nothing of our family, save that both father and mother were killed in Vendée.

    The Light of Scarthey Egerton Castle
  • With the united forces of Brittany and Vendée they would then march for Paris.

    Lectures on the French Revolution John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
  • But, on the third day of our journey, we were stopped by a division of the Republican forces on their march to the Vendée.

  • Vendée was in flames, and the danger of explosion was felt in many parts of France.

    Lectures on the French Revolution John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
  • Its lines, reaching down chiefly into the rather poor districts of the Vendée and the Charente, were distinctly unprofitable.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford
British Dictionary definitions for Vendée


/French vɑ̃de/
a department of W France, in Pays-de-la-Loire region: scene of the Wars of the Vendée, a series of peasant-royalist insurrections (1793–95) against the Revolutionary government. Capital: La Roche-sur-Yon. Pop: 565 230 (2003 est). Area: 7016 sq km (2709 sq miles)


(mainly law) a person to whom something, esp real property, is sold; buyer
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