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[ven-dee-uh n, vahn-dey-]
  1. of or relating to the Vendée or its inhabitants.
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  1. a native or inhabitant of the Vendée, especially one who participated in the royalist revolt in 1793.
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Origin of Vendean

1790–1800; Vendée + -an
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Examples from the Web for vendean

Historical Examples of vendean

  • I am also a Vendean and, as the cause is now lost, I am making my way down to the sea.

    No Surrender!

    G. A. Henty

  • My brother-in-law was a Vendean, and has fought through the war.

    No Surrender!

    G. A. Henty

  • The town and castle were destroyed in 1792 and 1793 during the Vendean wars.

  • A Vendean priest celebrated the mass standing in blood and upon mutilated corpses.

  • Charette, the Vendean leader, retaliated by a holocaust of two thousand republican prisoners whom he had taken.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

    William Milligan Sloane