[ drag-uh-neyd ]
/ ˌdræg əˈneɪd /


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

1705–15; < French, equivalent to dragonne pertaining to a dragoon + -ade -ade1
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British Dictionary definitions for dragonnade

/ (ˌdræɡəˈneɪd) /


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

Word Origin for dragonnade

C18: from French, from dragon dragoon
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