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Jacquerie


Jacqueˊrie′

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Noun.
[F.]
The name given to a revolt of French peasants against the nobles in 1358, the leader assuming the contemptuous title,
Jacques Bonhomme
, given by the nobles to the peasantry. Hence, any revolt of peasants.

Definition 2021


jacquerie

jacquerie

English

Alternative forms

  • Jacquerie

Noun

jacquerie (plural jacqueries)

  1. 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.

Translations


French

Etymology

From Jacquerie, from Jacques (a derogatory nickname for peasants) + -erie.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʒakʁi/

Noun

jacquerie f (plural jacqueries)

  1. peasants' revolt, jacquerie