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Jacquerie

[ zhahkuh-ree ]
/ ʒɑkəˈri /
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noun
the revolt of the peasants of northern France against the nobles in 1358.
(lowercase) any peasant revolt.
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Origin of Jacquerie

<French, Middle French, equivalent to jaque(s) peasant (after Jacques, a name thought to be typical of peasants) + -rie-ry
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British Dictionary definitions for Jacquerie

Jacquerie
/ French (ʒakri) /

noun
the revolt of the N French peasants against the nobility in 1358

Word Origin for Jacquerie

C16: from Old French: the peasantry, from jacque a peasant, from Jacques James, from Late Latin Jacōbus
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