Nantes

[ nants; French nahnt ]
/ nænts; French nɑ̃t /

noun

a seaport in and the capital of Loire-Atlantique, in W France, at the mouth of the Loire River.
Edict of, French History. a law, promulgated by Henry IV in 1598, granting considerable religious and civil liberty to the Huguenots: revoked by Louis XIV in 1685.

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British Dictionary definitions for edict of nantes (1 of 2)

Edict of Nantes

noun

the law granting religious and civil liberties to the French Protestants, promulgated by Henry IV in 1598 and revoked by Louis XIV in 1685

British Dictionary definitions for edict of nantes (2 of 2)

Nantes
/ (French nɑ̃t) /

noun

a port in W France, at the head of the Loire estuary: scene of the signing of the Edict of Nantes and of the Noyades (drownings) during the French Revolution; extensive shipyards, and large metallurgical and food processing industries. Pop: 270 251 (1999)
history See Edict of Nantes
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