Origin of Jacquerie
Examples from the Web for jacquerie
The atrocities of the Jacquerie, and of Wat Tyler's rebellion, hardened the hearts of men against the common people.The History of Freedom|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
It did, however, play a prominent part in the peasant revolt known as the Jacquerie in the fourteenth century.Cathedral Cities of France|Herbert Marshall
The jacquerie subsides, and it seems as if the newly restored order would be maintained.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
It thus became a sort of Jacquerie which, being exploited by unscrupulous demagogues, soon alienated all its respectable elements.
The coup d'état began to shriek about the Jacquerie, like the assassin who cried: "Stop thief!"Napoleon the Little|Victor Hugo
Word Origin for Jacquerie
1520s, from Middle French jacquerie "peasants or villeins collectively," from Jacques, the proper name, which is used as Jack is used in English, in the sense of "any common fellow." So, also, "the rising of the northern French peasants against the nobles, 1357-8," from a French usage. Etymologically, Jacques is from Late Latin Iacobus (see Jacob).