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noun Chiefly Law.
  1. the person to whom a thing is sold.
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Origin of vendee

First recorded in 1540–50; vend + -ee


  1. a department in W France, on the Atlantic: royalist revolt 1793–95. 2709 sq. mi. (7015 sq. km). Capital: La Roche-sur-Yon.
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Historical Examples

  • You have failed in your duty to provide adequately for the army of Vendee.

    The Historical Nights' Entertainment

    Rafael Sabatini

  • They may quarrel as they like, in Paris, but it does not concern La Vendee.

    No Surrender!

    G. A. Henty

  • I'll be with de la Rochejaquelein and the army of the Vendee to-morrow night.

  • To France—yes, that was it, to the war of the Vendee, to join Detricand.

  • Detricand, Prince of Vaufontaine, was no longer in the Vendee.

British Dictionary definitions for vendee


  1. mainly law a person to whom something, esp real property, is sold; buyer
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  1. a department of W France, in Pays-de-la-Loire region: scene of the Wars of the Vendée, a series of peasant-royalist insurrections (1793–95) against the Revolutionary government. Capital: La Roche-sur-Yon. Pop: 565 230 (2003 est). Area: 7016 sq km (2709 sq miles)
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