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Nantes

[ nants; French nahnt ]
/ nænts; French nɑ̃t /
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noun

a seaport in and the capital of Loire-Atlantique, in W France, at the mouth of the Loire River.
Edict of, French History. a law, promulgated by Henry IV in 1598, granting considerable religious and civil liberty to the Huguenots: revoked by Louis XIV in 1685.

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British Dictionary definitions for Nantes

Nantes
/ (French nɑ̃t) /

noun

a port in W France, at the head of the Loire estuary: scene of the signing of the Edict of Nantes and of the Noyades (drownings) during the French Revolution; extensive shipyards, and large metallurgical and food processing industries. Pop: 270 251 (1999)
history See Edict of Nantes
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