- the revolt of the peasants of northern France against the nobles in 1358.
- (lowercase) any peasant revolt.
Origin of Jacquerie
Examples from the Web for jacqueries
Historical Examples of jacqueries
Here opens the stormy period of the Jacqueries, Pragueries, and Leagues.Notre-Dame de Paris
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
- the revolt of the N French peasants against the nobility in 1358
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).