What does Camisard mean?

Camisard meaning in General Dictionary

among the French Protestant insurgents who rebelled against Louis XIV following the revocation of this edict of Nates so named through the peasants smock camise which they wore

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  • the French Protestant insurgents which rebelled against Louis XIV, following the revocation of edict of Nates; -- therefore known as through the peasant's smock (camise) that they wore.

Sentence Examples with the word Camisard

He was eight years old when the Camisard revolt was finally suppressed, and nineteen when on the 8th of March 1715 the edict of Louis XIV.

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