meaning of Bastile Bastille

Bastile Bastille meaning in General Dictionary

A tower or a heightened work, used for the protection, or in the siege, of a strengthened spot.

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  • "The Bastille", previously a castle or fortress in Paris, used as a prison, especially for governmental offenders; therefore, a rhetorical title for a prison.

Bastile Bastille meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A tower or a heightened work, employed for the security, or perhaps in the siege, of a fortified destination.

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  • (n.) "The Bastille", previously a castle or fortress in Paris, used as a prison, especially for governmental offenders; for this reason, a rhetorical name for a prison.