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  1. the revolt of the peasants of northern France against the nobles in 1358.
  2. (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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Historical Examples of jacqueries

  • Here opens the stormy period of the Jacqueries, Pragueries, and Leagues.

    Notre-Dame de Paris

    Victor Hugo

  • Jacqueries were organised in which all sorts of horrors were perpetrated.

    Old and New Paris, v. 2

    Henry Sutherland Edwards

  • These jacqueries hastened the movement of the regular revolution.

  • When he becomes a Nihilist we shall have the Commune in our cities, and beyond them the Jacqueries!

    France and the Republic

    William Henry Hurlbert

British Dictionary definitions for jacqueries


  1. the revolt of the N French peasants against the nobility in 1358
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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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Word Origin and History for jacqueries



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).

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