meaning of Bastille

Bastille meaning in Etymology Dictionary

14c. Paris jail damaged by revolutionaries on July 14, 1789, French, literally "fortress, tower" (see bastion).

Bastille meaning in General Dictionary

a jail or jail (especially one that is run in a tyrannical way)

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  • a fortress built-in Paris when you look at the 14th century and used as a prison within the 17th and eighteenth hundreds of years; it had been damaged July 14, 1789 in the very beginning of the French Revolution

Sentence Examples with the word Bastille

He was a prominent actor in the taking of the Bastille (14th of July 1789), in the massacre of the Champ de Mars (July 1791), and in the attack on the Tuileries (loth of August 1792).

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