[kam-uh-zahrd, kam-uh-zahrd; French ka-mee-zar]
- 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.
Origin of Camisard
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Examples from the Web for camisard
(p. 148) But the Camisard chief was well advised of their movements.
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.Michel and Angele [A Ladder of Swords], Complete
He organized the Camisard forces and maintained the most severe discipline.