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  • a policy by Louis XIV to intimidate Huguenots to reconvert to Roman Catholicism
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Drag`on*nade" (drăg`&obreve;n*nād"), n. [F., fr. dragon dragoon, because Louis XIV., in persecuting the Protestants of his kingdom, quartered dragoons upon them.] The severe persecution of French Protestants under Louis XIV., by an armed force, usually of dragoons; hence, a rapid and devastating incursion; dragoonade.

He learnt it as he watched the dragonnades, the tortures, the massacres of the Netherlands.
C. Kingsley.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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