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Jacquerie

[ zhahkuh-ree ]

noun

  1. the revolt of the peasants of northern France against the nobles in 1358.
  2. (lowercase) any peasant revolt.


Jacquerie

/ ʒakri /

noun

  1. the revolt of the N French peasants against the nobility in 1358


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Jacquerie1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Jacquerie1

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

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Example Sentences

I ordered a fellow who is all ears to be concealed in a secret closet of the prison of the three chiefs of the Jacquerie.

The destruction of the Jacquerie reduces the bourgeoisie to its own forces in its struggle against the Regent.

In France, they formed the dreaded bands of the Jacquerie, who desolated the most fruitful portions of that fine country.

Bonhomme (Jacques), a peasant who interferes with politics; hence the peasants' rebellion of 1358 was called La Jacquerie.

The atrocities of the Jacquerie, and of Wat Tyler's rebellion, hardened the hearts of men against the common people.

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