jacquerie (plural jacqueries)
- A violent revolt by peasants.
- 1911, Saki, ‘The Stampeding of Lady Bastable’, The Chronicles of Clovis:
- A jacquerie, even if carried out with the most respectful of intentions, cannot fail to leave some traces of embarrassment behind it.
- 1951, Isaac Asimov, Foundation (1974 Panther Books Ltd publication), part V: “The Merchant Princes”, chapter 18, page 185, ¶ 9:
- “Is that what you’re setting your hopes on, man? What do you expect? A housewives’ rebellion? A Jacquerie?[”]
- 1986, G Krishnan-Kutty, Peasantry in India, p. 71:
- Whenever a jacquerie occurred, the authorities looked "upon it as a revolt of the underdog against his native oppressor."
1996, Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy, Folio Society 2013, p. 207:
- Nearly three thousand manors were destroyed (15 per cent of the total) during the Jacquerie of 1905-6.
a violent revolt by peasants
From Jacquerie, from Jacques (a derogatory nickname for peasants) + -erie.
jacquerie f (plural jacqueries)
- peasants' revolt, jacquerie