Definitions for jacquerieˌʒɑ kəˈri, ˌʒæk ə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Jac•que•rieˌʒɑ kəˈri, ˌʒæk ə-(n.)

  1. the revolt of the peasants of N France against the nobles in 1358.

    Category: Western History

  2. (l.c.) any peasant revolt.

Origin of Jacquerie:

1520–30; < F, MF, =jaque(s) peasant+-rie -ry

Wiktionary

  1. jacquerie(Noun)

    A violent revolt by peasants.

  2. Origin: From the Jacquerie uprising of French peasants in 1358, from Jacques (a derogatory nickname for peasants) + -erie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jacquerie(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Jacquerie

    The Jacquerie was a popular revolt in late medieval Europe by peasants that took place in northern France in the summer of 1358, during the Hundred Years' War. The revolt, which was suppressed after a few weeks of violence, centered in the Oise valley north of Paris. This rebellion became known as the Jacquerie because the nobles derided peasants as "Jacques" or "Jacques Bonhomme" for their padded surplice called "jacque". Their revolutionary leader Guillaume Cale was referred to by the aristocratic chronicler Froissart as Jacques Bonhomme or Callet. The word jacquerie was a synonym of peasant uprisings in general in both English and French.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jacquerie

    the name given to an insurrection of French peasants against the nobles in the Ile of France (q. v.), which broke out on May 21, 1358, during the absence of King John as a prisoner in England; it was caused by the oppressive exactions of the nobles, and was accompanied with much savagery and violence, but the nobles combined against the revolt, as they did not do at the time of Revolution, preferring rather to leave the country in a pet, and it was extinguished on the 9th June following.

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