Fronde

/ (frɒnd, French frɔ̃d) /

noun

French history either of two rebellious movements against the ministry of Cardinal Mazarin in the reign of Louis XIV, the first led by the parlement of Paris (1648–49) and the second by the princes (1650–53)

Word Origin for Fronde

C18: from French, literally: sling, the insurgent parliamentarians being likened to naughty schoolboys using slings
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